El Guapo - Spiced Cocoa Tea Bitters
From the maker: A labor of love, these bitters are made with naturally and traditionally grown, fermented, dried, and stone ground cacao and spices from St. Lucia and local produce from New Orleans - then aged in LA1 Whiskey barrels from Donner-Peltier Distillers in Thibodaux. Extreme chocolate notes are complemented by lighter spices and oaky whiskey with a bitter finish and light tingling sensation drawn out from the local cayenne peppers. These bitters capture the essence of traditional Cocoa Tea and pay homage to that drink's lineage from the xocolatl drinks of ancient Central America and the mole sauces made there now. This is everything you want your chocolate bitters to be. These work well with all liquors, but we're especially fond of using them with bourbon, rye whiskey and rum. They're a popular flavor addition for tiki style drinks, along with Manhattans, an Old Fashioned and even milk punch.
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El Guapo cocktail bitters, syrups and mixers are made by hand with love in New Orleans, Louisiana.Their ingredients are locally sourced and traceable to the farm level, or third party certified organic. The entire line is non-GMO, gluten free, sugar free and vegetarian, too.