Update: Congrats to Meghan at Mustard and Sage for winning Scrappy’s Citrus Bitters.
It’s been a while since I’ve had time to spend here. To mark my return I’m having a little giveaway. Kaufmann Mercantile is one of my favorite online retailers. If you’ve been there you already know why. The shop is highly curated and the best of the best when it comes to all those handy little things you need around your home, office and garden.
The kind folks at Kaufmann have a set of Scrappy’s Cocktail Citrus Bitters, made in the NW no less, to give to one of you. The set features grapefruit, orange, cardamom and lime bitters. All are perfect in a cocktail or even a glass of soda water. Believe me, I’ve tried them. Rules are simple, comment below with the cocktail you would make with these citrus bitters and be sure to visit Kaufmann Mercantile to see all their fine wares. I’ll pick a winner Monday, May 7.
Bitter Spring – serves 1
Spring in the Northwest is not unlike winter in the Northwest. It’s rainy, cool and leaves everyone aching for warmer weather. This cocktail is a bit of a spring tease too. It’s colorful and bright as spring should be but upon first taste, you’ll realize, it is not sweet and sugary but very much a grown-up drink.
2 ounces good quality Gin
1/2 grapefruit sliced
1 oz club soda
3 dashes Scrappy’s Cardamom bitters
1/2 ounce Campari
Muddle the grapefruit slices, gin, club soda and bitters. Pour over ice. Add the Campari floater and serve with a lemon twist and a salty snack.