We were invited by Troy and Krista from Wedge and Bottle to give a little demonstration and tasting to introduce our bitters to their customers. Their shop is the best around for artisan cheeses (oh my!), excellent beer and wine selection, wonderful crackers, salts, jams, and other goodies. They also serve up some killer grilled sandwiches, soups, and charcuterie plates. As they focus on wine and beer, we were challenged to come up with some wine and beer (no liquor!) cocktails that would showcase our bitters. After a few hours of happy experimenting we came up with three (recipes below).
During the couple hours of our demonstration we were thrilled to meet a few of you that we had only chatted to through social media, we saw some good friends, and we got to introduce our bitters to some people that only knew bitters from that old Angostura bottle in their parents cabinet. We are so thankful to Troy, Krista, and Liz at Wedge and Bottle for giving us this opportunity!
This is a beery take on our favorite Margarita recipe replacing the tequila with a wonderful pils and adjusting the sweet/sour a bit. This cocktail is very low in alcohol and perfect for a sunset party on the patio with your friends.
- 1oz agave syrup (half agave nectar, half water)
- 0.75oz lime
- 4 dashes AZBL Más Mole bitters
- 4-5oz of Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils
Combine the agave, lime, and bitters in a shaker. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with the Pils, give a gentle stir, and add a extra dash of the bitters on top.
- 0.25oz of simple syrup or 1 sugar cube
- a few dashes of AZBL Figgy Pudding bitters
- Brut bubbly (in this case we used Campos de Estrellas cava)
Add the syrup or sugar cube the bottom of a flute, add 2-3 dashes of bitters, and top with the brut bubbly. How easy is this?
This drink is even easier than the bubbly cocktail above, taking a really delicious stout and making it even better.
- Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
- AZBL Figgy Pudding bitters
Pour the stout into a beer glass, add a few dashes of bitters to the top. Enjoy! The fig flavor is a perfect compliment to the chocolaty creamy goodness of this stout. We experimented with quite a few stouts and porters and found that the sweetness of the Nitro was just the right combination for the bitters.