Today is the beginning of the weekend, and for me it’s been a long week. A very emotional and stressful, at times, week full of roller coaster ups and downs. So, I thought it would be a generous act to share a few craft cocktails with you on this #FabulousFriday.
Scrappy’s Bitters first hit the bitters scene around 2008 when crafting wasn’t very widespread. Today, crafting while making cocktails has exploded the mixology industry and the sale of and demand for bitters has grown exponentially. Part of their success can be attributed to their commitment to organic ingredients and no artificial flavors or colors. Scrappy’s “craft” bitters are perfect representations of the ingredients they contain along with a balance of carefully selected herbs and spices. Here is a recipe using the crafted bitters that is sure to pique the interest of a cocktail voyeur.
1 oz Old Tom Gin
2 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes Scrappy’s Orange Bitters
1/8 oz Maraschino
Add all ingredients to cocktail mixing glass filled with ice. Stir for 30-45 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
Devil in Disguise
2 oz Arco Blanco
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz Cranberry Juice
.75 oz Hibiscus Syrup
2 oz house-made Amaro
3 dashes Scrappy’s Chocolate Bitters
¼ oz Calvados
Whatever your preferences are in match ups, enjoy and have a safe weekend. Happy #FabulousFriday.