Foodie Find: potent Xocolatl Mole bitters
A couple dashes of the right bitters can elevate a mere mixed drink into a true cocktail. The Xocolatl Mole bitters from Bittermens are made in small batches from cocoa, cinnamon and spices, and go especially well with dark rum-based drinks, like bartender Benjamin Deacon’s Kraken old-fashioned (try them with bourbon and rye, too). What’s more, the little glass bottle comes with an eye-dropper lid—a fun detail that ensures precise dosing while slyly nodding to bitters’ old-timey medicinal past. $23.
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