Beverage Tasting Institute International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal (2014)
Inspired by and named for the vibrant, storied and diverse Toronto neighbourhood renowned for its historic Market district, this is a blend of classic, dry aromatic bitters and intense herbal, high-resin spice, citrus and root flavours, making it an incredibly versatile addition to the Bittered Sling family and offering a unique twist for both classic cocktails and innovative mixology. This is the classic cure-all bitters that should be on every bartender’s bar! Use liberally for any cocktail calling for “aromatic bitters”.
Beverage recommendations: All classic and contemporary cocktails that call for a dash or two of “aromatic bitters”. This classic cure-all is best with oak-matured spirits, and can be used in a wide range of applications.
Cooking recommendations: A spice pantry in a bottle, Kensington Dry Aromatic is a dynamic culinary blend, which lends a smoky, sweet spice and notes of savoury herbs. Excellent for marinades and long, slow cooking, as well as a finishing element for soups, broths and sauces.
BLOOD ORANGE JULEP
2 oz. bourbon
7 mint leaves
1 heaping barspoon marmalade
2 dashes Orange & Juniper Bitters
1 dash Kensington Aromatic Bitters
1. Add mint leaves, bourbon, bitters, and marmalade to a julep cup. Stir to dissolve.
2. Add a small portion of crushed ice and stir for a few seconds. Fill the rest of the cup with crushed ice, and garnish with a mint sprig.