Country of origin: Scotland Alcohol content: 38% Alcohol by Volume
Released in the summer of 2011, Aphrodite Bitters are a unique, hand-crafted cocktail ingredient which take their name from the Greek goddess of sexuality and love.
Aphrodisiacs are substances that are alleged to increase sexual desire and like many traditional bitters the botanicals selected for this bottling have been chosen for their alleged medicinal qualities, in this case as an aphrodisiac. The finest chocolate, cocoa nibs, ginger root, red chilli, Arabica coffee and ginseng are compounded to create a complex flavour profile with each botanical playing off and enhancing one another.
Made with Overproof rum and eight botanicals including organic dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, Arabica coffee, red chilli, ginger root and ginseng. Maceration - Eight botanicals macerated in overproof spirit for no less than two weeks. Dilution -Diluted to bottling strength with Scottish water. Coloured with caramel.
Used in a number of classic cocktails and original libations such as the Merchant Quarter.
Tasting notes: Adam Elmegirab
Colour/Nose – Dark. Burnt cocoa, anise, vanilla and a hint of cinnamon
Palate – Creamy texture capturing fresh roasted espresso, bitter dark chocolate, roasted
hazelnuts, rum & raisin truffles, vanilla and a soft spicy kick throughout Finish – Long wood-spiced bitter finish with a soft kick of chilli
25ml Redemption Rye
25ml English Harbour 5 year old
25ml Martini Rosso
2 Dashes Jade Nouvelle-Orleans Absinthe 3 Dashes Aphrodite Bitters
Method - Add all ingredients to mixing glass fill with cubed ice and stir for 15-20 seconds Glass - Chilled cocktail
Garnish - Homemade cocktail cherry