Bittermilk's old fashioned rouge is strong and bittersweet packed with licorice and spice. Wormword, fennel, and gentian root imply flavors of absinthe and bitters. A traditional coloring technique using cochineal, a red beetle from Peru gives this old fashioned it's "rouge" naturally.

Aged in Willett family reserve rye whiskey barrels.

How to use: Add 1 part no.4 + 4 parts rye, stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Specifications: 8.5 fl oz/251ml Average bottle yield: 17 cocktails

Ingredients: Golden cane sugar, water, fresh lemon peel, spices, wormwood, gentian root, tartaric acid, cochineal (red beetle)

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