New Orleans Style Old Fashioned Rouge
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A cocktail with a real Southern attitude.
Strong, bittersweet, and packed with licorice and spice, Bittermilk No.4 New Orleans Style Old Fashioned Rouge has flavors of anise and bitters. A traditional coloring technique using Cochineal, a red beetle from Peru, gives this Old Fashioned it's "Rouge" naturally. Aged in Willet Family Reserve Rye Whiskey barrels. Add 1 part No.4 to 4 parts rye, stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
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.