Review of Hella Bitters Founder’s Collection Bitters, Plus Eucalyptus Negroni Recipe

Hella Bitters Founder's Collection
Most cocktail enthusiasts are familiar with the three most iconic bitters – Angostura, Regan’s, and Peychauds. This basic assortment covers both aromatic and orange bitters, but they’re far from the only options. Countless brands and home enthusiasts sell their own formulas – I have over two dozen types in my home bar alone.

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Decadent Hot Chocolate with Green Chartreuse and Kirschwasser

Green Chartreuse Hot Chocolate
Combining Green Chartreuse and hot chocolate may seem like an odd pairing. It’s definitely one that you have to experience firsthand before you can understand how complementary the flavor profiles are. The bold flavors of the 55% ABV Chartreuse easily stand up to the complexity of quality chocolate in this homemade hot cocoa. 

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Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander Cocktail

The Brandy Alexander – a classic dessert cocktail with a reputation that even includes a history of popularity among a few of The Beatles. (I’d have never known that if it weren’t for reading the back story in Robert Simonson’s book, 3-Ingredient Cocktails. Regardless, with the right Cognac and crème de cacao, it’s the perfect dessert cocktail that isn’t overbearingly sweet.

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Fernet Chocolate Espresso Crinkle Cookies

Fernet Branca and cookies

Fernet is one of those things that you either love or you hate. If you’re reading this post, you’re likely the former. Of all the amari, Fernet Branca is the most iconic and it’s the flagship ingredient in these fernet chocolate espresso crinkle cookies. Read more

Simple Cacao Nib-Infused Campari, a Bottled Negroni, and 3 Negroni Riffs

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Negroni Week – one of my favorite weeks of the year. Not only do I get to partake in the forever-classic negroni, but to participate in supporting charity. However, this year is a bit different from prior years. Participating venues select a charity from the vetted list provided by Imbibe and Campari then make an initial donation to the charity.

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