Country of origin: Canada Alcohol content: 40% Alcohol by Volume
Harvested from the far reaches of the Malagasy plantations and roasted at Vancouver’s East Van Roasters, the intensely rich Madagascar cacao beans take centre stage in these dry, aromatic chocolate bitters. Evoking notes of dark cacao with oak and a maturely spiced palate, and lingering hints of a damp rolled cigar.
About Bittered Sling Extracts:
In 2008, Bartender Lauren Mote started making extracts and bitters for the sheer love of science and experimentation. After the creation of over 43 different kinds that expressed ingredients and their tasting notes, Mote’s extracts developed into an award-winning cocktail program, and hundreds of worthy cocktails. In 2010, Mote partnered in life and business with Chef Jonathan Chovancek, and Kale & Nori was born. Over the next two years they would tirelessly develop recipes and applications for extracts to become the bridge between culinary and the cocktail. Bittered Sling Extracts is a pipe-dream come to a tasty fruition, celebrating what beautiful ingredients can provide the palate, plate and potion.
Where did the name “Bittered Sling” come from?
“Cocktail: a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water & bitters. It is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion.”
—The Balance, Hudson Repository Published on May 13, 1806, New York.
Beverage recommendations: This aromatic and rich extract is perfect in a variety of cocktails, especially with anise-flavoured spirits like chartreuse, herbsaint and absinthe. It is also a powerful match with aged rum, brandy and whisk(e)y.
Cooking recommendations: Ideal for both savoury and sweet. A wonderful addition to marinades and savoury sauces for pork, beef or chicken and the ultimate accent for sweets and desserts, especially cakes, cookies, icings and ice creams.