Whisk Sips Video Cocktail Series Featuring Sriracha Bitters

Brooklyn Hemispherical Bitters is a Brooklyn based company focusing on unusual bitters flavors made in a classical style. The base for their bitters is made using very traditional methods, drawing flavors from roots, vegetables, fruits, and herbs. The tradition ends there though, and their unusual, seasonal offerings have taken the bitters world by storm. Zagat referred to their bitters as “kooky” and “trendy”,  CBS New York has named them one of the three best bitters brands in New York City, and whether online or in-store, they are one of the best selling bitters brands at Whisk.

All of their bitters are hand-crafted in Brooklyn using local ingredients whenever possible. The seasonal nature of their bitters may mean that certain flavors are only available at certain times of year, so if you see a flavor that catches your eye, it’s best to snap it up before it’s too late.

Their Sriracha bitters is an aromatic preparation that combines the spicy punch of sriracha chili sauce with classic bittering agents. Savory up front with notes of garlic, burnt orange peel and rock salt, they finish with the pleasing slow sear of Thai chili heat.

Not sure how you might put Sriracha bitters to use at home? Check out the video below for a spicy twist on the classic Sazerac cocktail called the “Srirazerac”!

The “Srirazerac”

1 Dash absinthe
2 1/2 oz Bourbon or rye
1 Teaspoonful simple syrup
2 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
2 Drops Brooklyn Hemispherical Sriracha Bitters
Lemon twist

Coat a frosty cold rocks glass with absinthe, swirl and toss out excess. Stir the rye, simple syrup, peychauds, and sriracha bitters into a mixing glass or another rocks glass. Strain cocktail into the absinthe-coated rocks glass with a julep strainer. Twist a strip of lemon peel over the glass and drop in. Top with Brooklyn Hemispherical Bitters Sriracha Bitters to taste.