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The Darkness - Embrace the darkness...


The Darkness Cacao Coffee bitters are a rich blend of flavors with a deep chocolate essence, strong notes of coffee and a complex undertone of dark spices. Add to that a pleasant, warming bitterness and just a hint of orange and you're ready for the darkness.


Spirits: These bitters work particularly well in brown spirits but they also offer an interesting play of flavors with mezcal or tequila.


Ideas: Try them in a Mai Tai, a Mint Julep or a Rob Roy.


Tasting Notes: Aroma notes of cacao, dark chocolate, coffee, spice and burnt orange.

Taste follows with cocao, dark chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, brown sugar and a subtle bitter note.


ABV: 42%


Shadow of the Sun


1.5 oz (45 ml) bourbon (Woodford Reserve)

0.5 oz (15 ml) Cointreau

0.25 oz (7.5 ml) cinnamon simple syrup*

4 droppers Apothecary Bitters The Darkness bitters


Orange twist, for garnish


Add bourbon, Cointreau, cinnamon simple syrup and The Darkness to a mixing glass with ice. Stir well, then strain into a chilled coupe.

Twist the orange peel over the drink, rub the rim of the glass, then drop it in as a garnish.


* see recipes page for instructions on creating cinnamon simple syrup.



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