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Byrrh - Bought it, tasted it (bitter -- but very good), what to do with it?

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Byrrh - Bought it, tasted it (bitter -- but very good), what to do with it?

bobbyrolla | Aug 5, 2013 06:19 PM

Stopped at the nearby Binnys here in Chicagoland and bought a small bottle of what's called 'Byrrh':

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byrrh

http://imbibe.com/news/2010-09/is-it-...

Like the taste -- it's somewhere between a vermouth and a bitter like Gran Classico or Campari. I've been using it in a cocktail I made up myself:

- 1.5 oz Rye
- 1.5 oz Averna Amaro
- .5 oz byrrh
- .5 oz Cointreau

Sort of an Italian inspired thing -- spicy, with a bitter citrus notes.

Anyway, apart from homemade, on-the-spot creations -- are there any "classic" cocktails that use byrrh? Anyone use it in other cocktails that they especially like? A byrrh Manhattan I'm sure is in the cards sometime soon. Maybe a byrrh Boulevardier/Negroni?

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