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El Guapo Bitters

El Guapo Essential Bitters pack: SK EXCLUSIVE
$59.99

Curated by the team at Southern Kitchen, the Essential Bitters set from El Guapo includes four of our favorite small batch bitters. From sweet to savory, this kit will give you all you need to laissez les bon temps roulez!

100 milliliter bottles each of Chicory-Pecan, Spiced Cocao-Tea, Cucumber-Lavender, and Gumbo Bitters. Unique flavors that that will liven up any well-stocked bar.

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El Guapo Bitters was founded with a purpose, and supports the men and women of the U.S. armed forces. 10 percent of profits go right to the Semper Fi Fund for wounded or deceased veterans and their families.

"You'll be surprised by those Gumbo bitters. Don't just play it safe with a Bloody Mary or something easy -- mess around with the flavors because these bitters can actually add sweetness and complexity in unexpected ways." 
- Ashley Twist Cole, former Editor-in-Chief

El Guapo Bitters donates 10% of their profits to a great organization that supports the men and women of our armed forces. A full 10% of profits go right to the Semper Fi Fund for wounded or deceased veterans and their families. Their founder served in the Marine Corps. Which was where he picked up the nickname El Guapo. He was lucky and only came out with a couple of bad knees and a little hearing loss. Others were not so fortunate. Together maybe we can make a difference for them.

Read the story of Scot Maddox and El Guapo Bitters

More about each flavor: 

Chicory-Pecan: A very aromatic bitters, made with Louisiana pecans and locally-roasted chicory and coffee, backed with spices including cinnamon. This flavor works well with bourbon, rum, and surprisingly well with tequila. Try it in your next Old Fashioned or Tiki style drink. 

Spiced Cocoa Tea Bitters: This bitters is made with naturally and traditionally grown, fermented, and dried stone-ground cacao, spices from St. Lucia, and local produce from Hollygrove Market and Farm in New Orleans. It's aged in whiskey barrels from Donner-Peltier Distillery. The flavor is heavy chocolate followed by spice and oaky whiskey notes, a slightly bitter finish and a light tingling sensation from the local cayenne peppers. 

Cucumber and Lavender: This bitters flavor was the proud winner of the Southern Living Magazine 2015 Food Awards. Up your G&T game with this cucumber and lavendar rich bitters. Perfect for spring and summer cocktails, you almost can't go wrong with this one if you add some gin, vodka or Irish whiskey and your favorite mixer. 

Gumbo: Gumbo bitters were created using all the typical flavors of a pot of Louisiana Gumbo, which you immediate get on the nose when you first get to know it. It pairs well with both white and aged spirits. Not just for cocktails; try adding this bitters in soups and stews for an extra dose of flavor. Primary flavors here are creole tomato, file, onion, bell pepper, celery, thyme, and spices. 

El Guapo Bitters donates 10% of their profits to a great organization that supports the men and women of our armed forces. A full 10% of profits go right to the Semper Fi Fund for wounded or deceased veterans and their families. Their founder served in the Marine Corps. Which was where he picked up the nickname El Guapo. He was lucky and only came out with a couple of bad knees and a little hearing loss. Others were not so fortunate. Together maybe we can make a difference for them.

Read the story of Scot Maddox and El Guapo Bitters

More about each flavor: 

Chicory-Pecan: A very aromatic bitters, made with Louisiana pecans and locally-roasted chicory and coffee, backed with spices including cinnamon. This flavor works well with bourbon, rum, and surprisingly well with tequila. Try it in your next Old Fashioned or Tiki style drink. 

Spiced Cocoa Tea Bitters: This bitters is made with naturally and traditionally grown, fermented, and dried stone-ground cacao, spices from St. Lucia, and local produce from Hollygrove Market and Farm in New Orleans. It's aged in whiskey barrels from Donner-Peltier Distillery. The flavor is heavy chocolate followed by spice and oaky whiskey notes, a slightly bitter finish and a light tingling sensation from the local cayenne peppers. 

Cucumber and Lavender: This bitters flavor was the proud winner of the Southern Living Magazine 2015 Food Awards. Up your G&T game with this cucumber and lavendar rich bitters. Perfect for spring and summer cocktails, you almost can't go wrong with this one if you add some gin, vodka or Irish whiskey and your favorite mixer. 

Gumbo: Gumbo bitters were created using all the typical flavors of a pot of Louisiana Gumbo, which you immediate get on the nose when you first get to know it. It pairs well with both white and aged spirits. Not just for cocktails; try adding this bitters in soups and stews for an extra dose of flavor. Primary flavors here are creole tomato, file, onion, bell pepper, celery, thyme, and spices.