Hi-Spirits brings Carpano Botanic Bitter to the UK

Carpano Botanic Bitter

Hi-Spirits is launching Carpano Botanic Bitter in the UK, offering bartenders a premium cocktail bitters that brings “a new dimension” to classic cocktails.

Carpano Botanic Bitter combines ten carefully selected aromatic botanicals: saffron, sandal, fresh orange peel, bitter orange peel, cinchona, rhubarb, zedoria, gentian, myrrh and wormwood.

These ingredients are said to “blend harmoniously” into a “ruby red bitters with a fragrant aroma, a balanced, sweet and spicy flavour and a long, bitter finish”.

Available in 1L bottles with an ABV of 25%, the premium cocktail bitters has been developed to enable bartenders to create a delicious array of drinks, such as the Negroni, Americano and Boulevardier (recipes below).

Carpano Botanic Bitter further builds on the Fratelli Branca portfolio, producer of the established Carpano Antica Formula, as well as the broader Fratelli Branca family of brands, including Fernet-Branca and Punt e Mes.

Nicola Olianas, Branca Distillery global ambassador, said: “Carpano Botanic Bitter adds further breadth to the Carpano range, with a unique recipe that combines the Carpano tradition with a contemporary complexity.

“With cocktail sales set for further strong growth in the UK, Carpano Botanic Bitter meets the need for continued innovation at the premium end of the market.”

Perfect Negroni
30ml Carpano Botanical Bitters
30ml Brooklyn Gin
30ml Punt e Mes
Fill a rocks glass with ice and slowly stir the Carpano Botanical Bitters, Brooklyn Gin and Punt e Mes. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

40ml Carpano Botanical Bitters
20ml Antica Formula
Tonic water
Add the Carpano Botanical Bitters and Antica Formula to a Highball glass filled with ice, top with tonic and garnish with fresh grapefruit.

Irish Boulevardier
30ml Carpano Botanical Bitters
30ml Paddy Irish Whiskey
30ml Carpano Antica Formula
Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain and garnish with fresh lemon.

Carpano Botanic Bitter will be launched at various trade and at branded events across the country in early 2020.

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