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March 26th, 2018

A Bitters Sweet Symphony

Celebrate our city's 300th birthday with limited edition Tricentennial Bitters from El Guapo Bitters.

And you thought your 21st birthday was a big one. 

In celebration of New Orleans turning the ripe old age of 300, local label El Guapo Bitters has launched a Tricentennial Bitters. When the team's pals at Old New Orleans Rum finished bottling their Tricentennial Rum, they lent the El Guapo team a wet barrel to age their chicory-pecan bitters with whole ground vanilla beans and fresh cardamom, just a few of the lovely ingredients in the locally sourced, organic concoction. We checked in to find an inventive twist on a classic Old Fashioned recipe using the limited run batch. Have a few. And one to grow on.

Tricentennial Old Fashioned
.25 oz El Guapo Creole Orgeat
.25 oz Amaro Meletti
2 generous dashes El Guapo Tricentennial Bitters
2 oz Jim Beam
Large ice cube 
Orange twist and rosemary sprig for garnish.
Directions: In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine Jim Beam, amaro, orgeat and bitters. Stir until well chilled and strain into a lowball or coupe over a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange twist and rosemary sprig. Enjoy!

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