What is it: Floral, citrusy and bittersweet, this amaro captures California’s coastal and mountain flora in a bottle. It’s inspired by the Golden State’s flowers, fruits and herbs we discovered on hikes in Southern California.
How to use: Sip it neat, make a spritz or add to your favorite cocktail
Taste: Bittersweet with intense flavors of flowers, roots, herbs, and citrus
Ingredients: Molasses spirits, California poppy, grapefruit, orange, lemon, bearberry, California bay leaf, pink peppercorn, dandelion, blessed thistle, burdock, rue, artichoke, gentian, geranium, cherry bark, cane sugar
Alcohol by volume: 20% ABV (40 Proof)
Average analysis per 2.5 fl oz: 138 calories, 7g carbs, 0g protein, 0g fat
Ideal: 0.5 – 1.0 fl oz in a cocktail
“GRAND POPPY mixes incredibly well with a myriad of alcohol, I’ve done Negronis that replace Campari with GRAND POPPY, used it instead of Cointreau in a margarita, and added a few dashes to my Manhattan instead of bitters. Its well-rounded and versatile ingredients list means it can be used all over the place, or as a base for a lower alcohol cocktail. It of course also tastes good on its own on ice. Speaking of ice, this would complement vanilla ice cream with fresh fruit as a dessert or as a base for ice itself.”
Hopped Daiquiri 0.5 oz. GRAND HOPS Amaro, 1.5 oz. CRUSOE Spiced Rum, 1 oz. lime juice, 1 oz. simple syrup
Shake and strain into a rocks glass and garnish with slapped mint
ONE AMARO / TWO AMARI
What’s an amari? Amaro is the Italian word for bitter and describes a range of herbal drinks that are traditionally enjoyed as a digestif. Amari is the plural and can be used when offering guests a choice of two or more amaro options! Go ahead, show off your new language and spirit repertoire!
GRAND California Liqueurs capture the essence of the Golden State. The concept of Amari originates from herbal liqueurs first created by monasteries and enjoyed as aperitifs during the 19th century. Greenbar Distillery added a twist – local ingredients balanced perfectly to make the tastes of California accessible to spirit fans.
WEST COAST ORIGIN
GRAND POPPY showcases the magnificent golden poppy, California’s state flower since 1903. And GRAND HOPS transforms the famous West Coast IPAs into something fresh and new: hops you can taste and enjoy whether you’re a self-proclaimed craft beer enthusiast or usually pass on a craft brew.