Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Aphrodite Bitters 100ml
Country of origin: Scotland Alcohol content: 38% Alcohol by Volume
Released in the summer of 2011, Aphrodite Bitters epitomise everything about The House of Botanicals range of cocktail bitters, where the focus is on combining a modern understanding of flavour with the historical significance of bitters as the defining ingredient in cocktails. Aphrodite Bitters are a tongue-in-cheek nod to the original medicinal usage of bitters, with the botanicals selected chosen for both their alleged aphrodisiac qualities and complimentary flavour profiles. Built on a base of ground coffee beans and cacao nibs, these are supported by an array of botanicals which play off and enhance one another including dried ginger root, red chillies, allspice (pimento) berries, black peppercorns and bitter gentian root
Burnt cacao, anise, vanilla and cinnamon on the nose. Bittersweet on the palate, with rich nutty chocolate, sweet vanilla, espresso and fruit cake. Long wood-spiced bitter finish with a soft kick of chilli.
Try in a Dark & Stormy, Rum & Ginger Ale, Oaxaca Old Fashioned, Palmetto, Espresso Martini, Hot Buttered Rum, Dizzy Sour or Baguio Skin.
About The House of Botanicals:
Situated underneath Aberdeen’s railway line and next door to its largest shopping centre, Union Square, The House of Botanicals is a 2500 square foot unit which is a combination of gin distillery, liqueurist, bitters manufactory, tasting room and shop. While now producing a range of products, it all started in the late 2000s with The Jerry Thomas Project—an endeavour by Adam Elan-Elmigirab to recreate all the drinks from Professor Thomas’ seminal tome The Bon-Vivant's Companion. It was this venture which conceived the reformulation of Boker’s Bitters, and later Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Bitters Ltd; now trading as The House of Botanicals.
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Dr Adam Elmegirab's Aphrodite BittersBy: Rachel25 on 14 May 2019I was a little disappointed in these bitters, I was expecting them to be a little more intense and to have a higher viscosity than they do. If I had the option I'd have only said 3 1/2 stars not 4 – they are definitely better than a straight 3 stars though. That said, they do have an interesting nose although it's not particularly clear of what. I think I was expecting more of a dried fruit salad/pudding aroma and taste. I've only used it in one cocktail so far and that one was a test of a recipe I've not made before, so I think more experimentation is required of both the recipe and the bitters.