Amère SauvageMADE BY BITTERMENS IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
This is for hard-core bitters fans. (We know you're out there.)
French yellow gentian root gives this aperitif spirit a pronounced – you might even say savage – bitterness, but it's balanced out by citrus peels, soft aromatics like chamomile flowers and just a bit of cane sugar.
The distiller was already famous for cocktail bitters (the kind that you use by dash or drop) when they teamed up with Mayur Subbarao, whose homemade vermouths and liqueurs were generating tons of buzz. Together, they've created a line of liqueurs with really distinctive twists on regional European standbys.
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Bittermens recommends using Amère Sauvage in a White Negroni: Combine 1 oz gin, 1 oz fragrant white vermouth like Vya Extra Dry, and 1 oz Amère Sauvage over ice and stir until very cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve with a lemon twist.