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Not my favorite. Lavender is my favorite.
In recent years I’ve become a fan and proponent of a mostly nonalcoholic drink some friends of mine introduced me to some time ago: They called it a Surly Temple. It’s a grownup take on the super-sweet Shirley Temple, which features ginger ale (or another clear, sweet soda), grenadine syrup, and a cherry. Served over ice in a cocktail glass, it was supposed to appeal to little girls out for dinner with their parents. It was always too sweet for me, and I’ve read its namesake didn’t even like it. “Sicky sweet,” or words to that effect, was her opinion.
In contrast, this grownup Temple is Surly: Soda water vs ginger ale, your choice of red juice (cranberry cherry, or pomegranate), and a few splashes of bitters. It’s Surly, get it?
I sometimes order Surly Temples in bars, and I make them at home, too.
I work at Trader Joe’s and we introduced a nice “classic” bitters some time back. It’s quite inexpensive and it gets the job done. But of course it is about 40% alcohol.
Now it turns out a good friend of mine is in recovery from alcohol addiction, and I thought, is it possible to find alcohol-free bitters, so I can make Surly Temples he could drink?
A quick search yielded info on All the Bitter.
I perused and hemmed and hawed a bit, then I decided to spring for a bottle of the New Orleans style. It’s very tasty!
Now, it’s not fair to compair the TJs classic to the All the Bitter New Orleans, since they are different flavor profiles. And the TJs product is much less expensive. But I would opine that your bitters are quite delicious and less harsh than the TJs bottle. Well done! I’m very happy with this concoction!
Nice addition to the bitters line up! The tart cherry really comes through though well-balanced.
Great with lemon and cherry juice over rocks with seltzer, very refreshing!
That sounds fantastic, Beth! We're definitely trying that one soon. And thank you for the great review!
One of my favorite ways to use New Orleans Bitters is to put three dashes of it into one cup of Trader Joe’s mixed berry Sparking Mineral Water, stir it up, and enjoy the refreshing taste experience! My other favorite is to put a scoop of French vanilla into a bowl and then put in three dashes of the bitters—OMG ! — fabulous!!
This bitters is perfection. The flavor compliments many mocktails I make. And it’s great with sparkling water!
These add a lovely layer of flavor to my nonalcoholic wines. Thanks!
Love this!! Tastes great with club soda.
I love discovering new products and I keep an open mind for what I am unfamiliar with. I never expected loving Bitters that much. Been adding bitters to my 32oz water bottle everyday for the past week. I keep changing my mind about my favorite flavor, I can't decide, they are truly all so tasty. I love that they are sugar free and alcohol free. A rare find. My husband is a recovering alcoholic and reading about Ian and Carly's story resonated so much with me. It is a pleasure to support this business and I will be gifting All The Bitter to my friends.
You brought smiles to our day, Thank you!
I mean really - goes great in EVERYTHING!!!