Country of origin: USA Alcohol content: 40.0% Alcohol by Volume
With a lovely, fruity bouquet that’s never medicinal or saccharine, the vanilla with notes of nutmeg adds a warm complexity to an otherwise straightforward flavor. Its gratifying, juniper-esque woodiness compliments your favorite Vodka, Bourbon or Gin cocktail, and its dessert quality takes the edge off a classic Manhattan. We like adding it straight to whippedcream for a cherry cordial taste; otherwise, it’s fantastic in brownies with dried, chopped cherries.
Inspired by the forgotten cocktails of decades past, Monarch Bitters embodies the inherent alchemy of natural botanical maceration. They use only high-quality spirits in their handcrafted blends, each one made with organic, local or wild harvested, sustainably procured roots, barks, herbs and spices. Their bitters run from the everyday to the unconventional, each teeming with distinct flavor profiles that add depth and character to any beverage. A labor of love, they cultivate small batches over a period of weeks and bottle by hand in Petaluma, CA.
Monarch Bitters was brought to life in 2015 by Phaedra Achor, a Petaluma native inspired to create her own custom bitters in the spirit of Sonoma County’s local, farm-to-table scene. When mixing up pre- and post-prohibition cocktails at a party, she discovered how crucial bitters are to the essence of a good cocktail. So, she took it upon herself to craft and perfect her own. Monarch Bitters can also be used as a flavor component in coffee, sparkling water, desserts, ice cream, and so much more.