WORKHORSE RYE

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Workhorse Rye since 2011

Salted Cacao Bitters

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Salted Cacao Bitters

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Salted Cacao Bitters deliver baking spices and carefully sourced salinity alongside the star of the show: bright, rich, lightly bitter cacao. Direct-sourced and roasted by Dandelion Chocolate of San Francisco, they are best used in anything from baked goods to mezcal cocktails.

Product photography by Daniel Dent

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CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO BARS & SHOPS (WHOLESALE) THROUGH A PRIORI DISTRIBUTION

Salted Cacao Bitters came from a desire to work with Dandelion Chocolate, plain and simple. Their work is inspiring and delicious. What came from that relationship has blown the minds of both us and Dandelion Chocolate. We love these bitters. So versatile. 
Dandelion's sourcing and roasting of cacao is phenomenal. How so? Cacao, just like any other agricultural product like coffee or grain or sugar, needs to be sourced. Cacao and coffee do not grow in northern California, they must be sought after in more tropical and enigmatic locations. Dandelion Chocolate goes directly to the source and positively impacts the farmers with whom they work. To match this high level of care, we procure organic herbs and spices that meet each type of chocolate in whatever way appropriate. These, like our Coffee Rye Bitters, are Single Origin Salted Cacao bitters. Each batch features a different cacao grower. But the base is quite consistent. We are looking for a "baking spice" tone, as well as plenty of voice from red wine which acts as both a body and sweetness booster. Add these bitters to your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (use it alongside or instead of vanilla extract), a hot chocolate, a Manhattan Cocktail, BBQ sauce, almond milk, and of course soda. Above all, they play beautifully with any drink made with Mezcal, that may be their true calling in fact.

Best uses: 

  • MEZCAL! Use this in Mezcal Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, etc.
  • Highball: 1.5 oz rye, 4 oz soda, 3 one-inch sleeves of Salted Cacao Bitters
  • Horchata
  • Almond milk + Salted Cacao Bitters = chocolate milk of epic proportions. A good starting ratio is 8 oz of milk to 4 sleeves of bitters
  • Cookies: add a tablespoon in to your favorite cookie recipe
  • Flips: any drink with a whole egg. 1.5 oz high proof rye, 1/2 oz maple syrup, whole egg, 4 sleeves Salted Cacao Bitters.

Below photo by Jessye Herrell

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