Charred Grapefruit Tonic
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Not your ordinary tonic.
Inspired by fresh citrus, Bittermilk founders Joe and MariElena Raya set out to make a tonic unlike anything available on the market. They succeeded.
Bittermilk No. 5 Charred Grapefruit Tonic is a balance of organic lime and lemon juices, organic cane sugar, along with cinchona bark - the source of quinine for tonic. Fresh grapefruit peel is then torched to extract a bitter yet refreshing citrus note to the mixer. The addition of Bulls Bay Sea Salt rounds out the flavor. Mix with white spirits like vodka or light rum for a refreshing warm weather cocktail.
With deep roots in the restaurant and bar industry, husband and wife team Joe and MariElena Raya, the creative forces behind Charleston's destination cocktail spot The Gin Joint, sought out to simplify the process of making craft cocktails at home. With Bittermilk, they've succeeded. These are cocktail mixers you'll actually want to use.
Bittermilk sources only all natural, organic, and unique ingredients. Each compound uses a bittering agent, a sweetener, and an acid. While playing off classic cocktails, they add complimenting botanicals and aromatics to brighten flavor and add special characteristics to each bottle. They use creative techniques to maximize flavor including roasting, burning, smoking, barrel aging, percolating and macerating.