The essence of grapefruit combined with the most noble of hops. Avid beer drinkers know that certain varieties of hops, when used in high concentration, deliver a strong grapefruit flavour. Bittermens uses the grapefruity quality of high alpha-acid hops along with grapefruit peel to help create a concoction with layer upon layer of vegetal bitterness. Designed to enhance young rums, tequilas and mezcal, the Hopped Grapefruit Bitters play well with most cocktails where you need a little citrus punch. Try it in a daiquiri, gimlet, or even a gin and tonic (with a splash of maraschino).
146mL / 5 oz.
Tasting Notes from the Cocktail Emporium Team: A unique choice, this intensely hops-forward bitter is all bite, with zest, pith and rind at the forefront. Smooth for such a sour option, this bitter is a perfect foil to balance sweeter cocktails, or to add further vibrance to lighter beers or margaritas.
SOUTH OF NORTH
— shake, serve on ice in Collins glass —
1 oz. blanco tequila
3/4 oz. elderflower liqueur
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup
1 dash Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
top with 2 oz. Pol Roger Champagne
by Brian Miller of Death & Co., NYC