A new bitters arrived on the trench shelf . Dale DeGroff's Pimento bitters !!! yes, exactly , a bitters made by the famous Mr"King Cocktail ". And what makes it more special , the pimento ( Jamaican word for all spice) bitters were made in collaboration with the renowned absinthe distiller T.A Breaux ( Eduard , Vs 1898 , Nouvelle-Orleans , Jade 1901 absinthes , Perique Tabacco liqueur ) .
The Pimento bitters suits well in some 19th century style cocktails like Mai-Tai , Tikis , Old Fashions and Sazeracs . And in modern cocktails too . Definitely it will give you a extra spice accent in your cocktails and straight spirits . Just have a try to se e the difference .
As the Fall calls for 柿 Caqui ( Persimmon) fruits why not a cocktail :
All Spice Caqui 柿とオールスパイスのカクテル
- Reposado Tequila - 30 ml
- 43 Liqueur (Spain) - 10 ml
- half Caqui fruits cutted in pieces .
- 3 dashes of Pimento bitters .
- Gratted All Spice for garnish
- Muddle all ingredients in a glass , add some ice . garnish with some gratted All spice .
A super quick and easy to make cocktail . A good recommendation for this Japanese Fall .
Bar Trench & Tram crew just came back from Berlin .
And to start : Dr Von Hyde's herbal liqueur
"The Mysterious case of Dr Von Hyde.
Once upon a time in a land far away lived a great man…Dr Von Hyde,
something of an enigma in the small village he lived in, deep in the
Bavarian countryside. A healer, ‘a cure for all’ was his motto. People
would come from miles around in the hope the Doktor could cure their
His success was unbelievable, a potion for this, a preparation for
that. Something of a hoarder and herbalist, the Doktors’ house was full
of the strangest curiosities and collections. It was his love of herbs
and spices that became his true love though. The Doktor would spend days
locked inside, creating new blends and herbal preparations. Getting
ever closer to his perfect recipe, he could be heard laughing, shouting
and even the occasional high pitched yodel!!!
Word was out that he had struck gold! Well, in the herbal sense, ‘the perfect elixir awaits you’ said the invite………
The good Doktor had invited the entire village to his small house for
a celebration. It was quite fitting that a travelling circus was
passing through, so they were also invited. Giants stood with local
hunters, Chinese acrobats stood with bemused children. The mix of guests
was amazing. Elephants grazed and tigers roared as the party carried on
into the night…But where was the good Doktor??
No one had seen him, or heard from him.
He had simply just vanished…Where had the good Doktor gone?? The
mystery still remains to this day…All around the world people can be
heard celebrating, raising a glass of his famous herbal liqueur. ‘To the
good Doktor, we salute you’ …….
Ps. And just who is that mystery lady on the bottle?" , story taken from the site .