Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Bitters of the Month: Grapefruit


Fee Brothers, based in Rochester, New York, produces a wide range of bitters.  I picked up grapefruit for this month.  It smells wonderful and it really does taste like grapefruit, including a touch of peel.  My wife perceived an aftertaste - not a bad thing but it was there.  To me, a gin and grapefruit bitters basically tastes like an alcoholic Fresca without the bubbles.

12 comments:

  1. I didn't know you could get fruity bitters. There was some grapefruit beer in the store the other day. I passed on it.

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    1. I should probably do a series on beer someday. I am not short on opinions...

      Fruity beers are tricky. Some work really nicely. Some are awful. The Belgians do it right and there's an outstanding brand in Quebec, too: Unibroue. Much depends on when the fruit flavor is added, before or after brewing. And, of course, sometimes the fruitiness emerges from the hops themselves. Magic Hat's #9 is very apricoty, especially on tap, and I don't think there's actually any fruit in it at all.

      All of that said, I probably would also have taken a pass on the product you mentioned.

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  2. This sounds so good to me. I didn't know about this type of bitters.

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    1. I knew it existed but had never tried it before. I'm finding it quite useful.

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  3. I haven't tried anything like that before, sounds nice!

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  4. We're doing liqueurs, right now. My wife has not found any of the bitters we've tried particularly appealing, though we do have some interesting ones.

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    1. Any good liqueurs? I'm a big fan of amaretto.

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    2. So far, all of them!
      The most interesting is the St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram.

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  5. Never heard of fruit Bitters. This sounds nice.

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