Sponsored Post by Token Bitters
Last week, we hit some scorching temperatures, which meant it was the perfect time to try out two new beverages and experiment with some flavouring enhancing bitters, from local Edmonton company, Token Bitters.
Each one of their products is named after a beloved Edmonton area; Whyte Lavender, Strathcona Orange, Ritchie Cherry, Calder Chai and Cloverdale Cedar.
I was given the sampler pack to try and enjoyed playing around with a couple of their recipes. The first one is a classic Token Bitters Recipe, and if you've been to any of their events you may have sampled their Lavender Lemonade, it's perfect on a hot day and very refreshing, the second recipe was inspired by my love for BC Cherries, leaping off of their Cherry Caipirinha, I muddled around (all puns intended) with it and came up with my own recipe.
2 Lime wedges muddled
2 dashes/2 ml of Whyte Lavender Bitters
1 tsp of Simple Syrup & a Drop or Two of Purple Food Colouring*
Top with sparkling lemonade over ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.
To make this an adult beverage, you can add in 1oz of gin
*this was my own variation on their recipe, adding in the simple syrup and purple food colouring*
RECIPE #2: BC CHERRY INSPIRED
1/2 a Lime, muddled
3 Fresh Cherries, muddled
( I cut them in half, pitted, muddling together with the lime)
1 tsp simple syrup
3 dashes of Token Ritchie Cherry Bitters
Shaken together gently
straining as I poured into a ice filled glass
and then topped with Ginger-ale
Garnish with fresh whole cherries, orange peel and your favourite coloured paper straws!
SIP and ENJOY!
Token Bitters sells both sampler packs and full size bottles in a variety of flavours that retail for $23.00 and sampler packs are $36.00 that contain 4 of their bitter flavours in 15 ml bottles.
Our readers will save 10% off with code: YEGINSPIRED