What is it: Sophisticated and bitter sweet with intense flavors of flowers, roots, herbs and citrus. GRAND POPPY is a California-inspired take on classic European amari. Greenbar Distillery makes it by marrying the best of California’s bounty – citrus from our favorite Southern California farms, coastal herbs and berries that the distillery founders, Melkon and Litty discovered on their hikes, and one very beautiful flower, the California poppy – to bring a new taste to cocktail lovers everywhere
How to use: Enjoy with sparkling wine, soda, or paired with silver tequila, vodka, or whiskey. GRAND POPPY makes a wonderful aperitif and adds delightful complexity to cocktails. Try mixing equal parts hard spirit to GRAND POPPY then using fresh lime juice and simple syrup as modifiers
Taste: Bittersweet with intense flavors of flowers, roots, herbs, and citrus
GRAND POPPY ingredients: Organic California poppy, orange, lemon, grapefruit, bearberry, California bay leaf, pink peppercorn, dandelion, blessed thistle, burdock, rue, artichoke, gentian, geranium, cherry bark, cane sugar
Alcohol by volume: 20 (40% Proof)
Sweetener:100% cane sugar
“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.”
What is it: GRAND HOPS captures spicy, citrusy hop flowers famously found in California IPAs. This unusual bitter liqueur tastes great right out of the bottle or adds layers of intriguing complexity when introduced to modern and traditional cocktails. A new favorite
Taste:Bittersweet with intense flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and… funkiness
How to use: Add to soda, lemonade, spiced rum, vodka, and all manner of drink. Try mixing one and a half ounces of hard spirit with half an ounce of GRAND HOPS then adding your choice of sweet and sour
GRAND HOPS ingredients: 100% organic whole cone hops and pellets of Bravo, Citra and Simcoe, cane sugar
Alcohol by volume: 20 (40% Proof)
Sweetener: 100% cane sugar
“We made this liqueur to bring you the spicy, citrusy flavors of real hop flowers found in California IPAs. It’s our homage to craft brewers. Try it with whiskey, rum, gin, tequila, soda… even beer.”
Shake and strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a curl of seared orange peel
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.