Country of origin: UK Alcohol content: 37.7% Alcohol by Volume
Aromatic bitters aren’t traditionally added to the Daiquiri, but Simon Difford knew the classic cocktail would benefit from the complexity offered by a dash or three of bitters. So he persuaded Bob Petrie, the Bob behind Bob’s Bitters, to specially formulate a bitters to lift the cocktail. Bittersweet, rich, roasted pineapple with fragrant mint and complex herbal bitterness—the Daiquiri bitters that resulted are delicious, made even more tasty by the fact that £1 from the sale of each bottle goes to The Benevolent, a drinks industry charity.
Tasting Notes from Difford's Guide:
Aroma: Very aromatic with roasted overripe pineapple and spearmint.
Taste: Bitter (obviously) but not as bitter as you might expect - these bitters are bittersweet rather than simply bitter. Rich roasted pineapple with fresh fragrant mint and complex herbal and rooty bitterness.
Aftertaste: Roasted pineapple with long lingering bitter minty notes.
About Bob's Bitters:
Bob’s Bitters began when Bob Petrie was approached by Guiliano Morandin of the newly refurbished Dorchester Bar to create a range of bitters for the overhauled menu. Guilliano's idea was to create “The Gin Experience”, serving gin with a selection of bespoke bitters. Being the Head Pasty Chef of a Michelin starred restaurant at the time, Bob approached the task from a culinary perspective rather than following the traditional method of blending bitters from numerous botanicals. This meant making bitters featuring individual botanicals, thus giving greater control of the resulting flavour profile when crafting a drink. The resulting bitters were so well received that Bob was able to start making bitters full time, with his range being called for in the best bars in the world.