Country of origin: USA Alcohol content: 50.00% Alcohol by Volume
Salted Cacao Bitters deliver baking spices and carefully sourced salinity alongside the star of the show: bright, rich cacao. Direct-sourced and roasted by Dandelion Chocolate of San Francisco, they are best used in anything from baked goods to mezcal cocktails. Made with single origin cacao with savoury and fresh bitter dandelion root, marshmallow leaf and root, milk thistle, cardamom, cinnamon, whole tangerine, finished with Broc Cellars red wine and Takesumi Japanese salt.
Salted Cacao Bitters came from a desire to work with Dandelion Chocolate. Their work is inspiring and delicious.
Dandelion's sourcing and roasting of cacao is phenomenal. How so? Cacao, just like any other agricultural product like coffee or grain or sugar, needs to be sourced. Cacao and coffee do not grow in northern California, they must be sought after in more tropical and enigmatic locations. Dandelion Chocolate goes directly to the source and positively impacts the farmers with whom they work. To match this high level of care, the guys at Workhorse Rye procure organic herbs and spices that meet each type of chocolate in whatever way appropriate. These, like the Coffee Rye Bitters, are Single Origin Salted Cacao bitters. Each batch features a different cacao grower. But the base is quite consistent. They are looking for a "baking spice" tone, as well as plenty of voice from red wine which acts as both a body and sweetness booster.
Add these bitters to your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (use it alongside or instead of vanilla extract), a hot chocolate, a Manhattan Cocktail, BBQ sauce, almond milk, and of course soda. Above all, they play beautifully with any drink made with Mezcal, that may be their true calling in fact.
- MEZCAL! Use this in Mezcal Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, etc.
- Highball: 1.5 oz rye, 4 oz soda, 3 one-inch sleeves of Salted Cacao Bitters
- Almond milk + Salted Cacao Bitters = chocolate milk of epic proportions. A good starting ratio is 8 oz of milk to 4 sleeves of bitters
- Cookies: add a tablespoon in to your favorite cookie recipe
- Flips: any drink with a whole egg. 1.5 oz high proof rye, 1/2 oz maple syrup, whole egg, 4 sleeves Salted Cacao Bitters.
About Workhorse Rye:
What? YES. Gypsies. That means they don't *own* a distillery. Rather they utilize other people's distilleries, but make the recipes and products themselves.
Their whiskey comes from organic grains and gores into used barrels. These unique whiskeys form the base spirit for their bitters which make these bitters rather special indeed.
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