There’s a reason why the Daiquiri is one of the six drinks in David A. Embury’s The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. Hemingway loved it, so did JFK, and it’s a true classic that has stood the test of time for over 100 years. After all, it makes sense that this cocktail was the favorite of so many. Is it possible to go wrong with a glug of well-aged rum, a touch of citrus and a bit of something sweet? Throw these components in a glass in the right proportions, and it’s hard to mess up.
For a sophisticated twist on the traditional Daiquiri, try adding in a dash or two of Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Aphrodite Bitters. These bitters take their name from the Greek goddess of sexuality and love. In fact, the botanicals used to flavor these bitters were selected for their alleged aphrodisiac qualities. The finest chocolate, cocoa nibs, ginger root, red chilli, Arabica coffee and ginseng are compounded together to create a complex flavor profile with each botanical playing off and enhancing one another.
This cocktail is a sumptuous twist on a Daquiri, with none of the fuss and all of the fun. Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Aphrodite Bitters lend a sophisticated edge to your favorite rum, with crisp oakiness and slightly sweet vanilla and espresso notes. Liber & Co. Gum Syrup takes place of the traditional simple syrup and lends the same sweetness that any simple syrup would, but with a more interesting mouth-feel, while Mixer Elixir’s Hibiscus Limon adds a melodic citrus component that transports instantly to sunshine and warm breezes. One sip and summer will beckon you.
Dr. Adam’s Aphrodite Daiquiri
2 oz light rum, such as Cruzan
1/2 oz Liber & Co. Gum Syrup
Lime wheel, for garnish
Mix the rum, hibiscus limon and gum syrup in a glass. Dash in the bitters. Stir and serve over ice, garnish with lime wheel.
Add surprising depth and complexity to your other cocktails with a dash or two of Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Aphrodite Bitters in vodka-based Gin & Tonics and Moscow Mules, or in whiskey-based Old Fashioned and Manhattan cocktails.
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