Grandma’s Herb Garden Gin Sour – Buffalo Rising

This episode of Bitters is brought to you by Amoretti.


Lockhouse Sakura Gin (you can use any Gin)
Lime juice
Luxardo Marasquin
Aperitif Aperitif
Homemade mash with wild strawberries and rhubarb Amoretti
Rhubarb bitter
1 sprig of rosemary
1 edible flower

In a highball glass, smoke a sprig of rosemary while you prepare the cocktail, this will add flavor and depth. Then fill the glass with ice cubes.

  • Fill your shaker with ice.
  • Add 1.5 oz Lockhouse Sakura gin
  • Add 1 oz of lime juice
  • Add 0.5 oz Luxardo Maraschino
  • Add 0.5 oz of Aperol Apertivo
  • Add 0.25 oz of chartreuse
  • Add 1 ounce Homemade mash with wild strawberries and rhubarb Amoretti.
  • Shake
  • Double filter drink in a highball glass, filled with ice cubes.
  • Add a few dashes of bitter to the rhubarb
  • Garnish with lemon and an edible flower and serve.

This artisanal puree can be used in beer and is the perfect addition to take any cocktail to the next level.

About Amoretti

Jack Barsoumian, armed with in-depth knowledge of cellular molecular biology as well as a penchant for sublime flavors, along with his wife Maral, marketing guru, have teamed up with his brother Ara Barsoumian, a chemical engineer and expert in process manufacturing, as well as his wife Hasmig to form Amoretti.

Starting with just one item in their repertoire, an age-old recipe for a European-style almond and pistachio truffle, the four settled in Chatsworth, California. Due to unwavering optimism, a fiery work ethic, and an enthusiasm for what to come, their customer base grew and customers began to ask for new items, purees, spreads and mixes. The company has grown from a handful of offerings to the tens and hundreds, and ultimately the thousands that it currently manufactures.

They have won over millions of customers with delicious new products such as premium syrups, organic extra virgin olive oil infused with the aroma and flavor of kalamata olives, martini and cocktail mixes. , cookie spreads, versatile frostings, intensely concentrated food coloring, flavorful smoothie mixes, and more.

2002 proved to be a pivotal year for the company as the United States trusted their best pastry chefs to use only Amoretti products to compete and convincingly win the World Pastry Championships for the first time, a event generally won by France or Belgium. This has strengthened Amoretti’s legacy in the flavor world, as countless customers ranging from the local family bakery to large-scale Fortune 50 food manufacturers have entrusted Amoretti with the flavor of their creations.

Systematically prioritizing quality over quantity and perfection over profit, Amoretti regularly takes the time to update and test its many products to ensure the highest level of satisfaction. Ara’s two sons, Levon and Paul, who were raised in the company as young boys, continue to help manage day-to-day operations as directors of manufacturing and customer service. They happily carry on the tradition of entrepreneurship.

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Hosted by Michelle Merlo
Photograph by Devin Chavanne
Edited and post-production by George Johnson
Produced by George Johnson and Jessica Marinelli

Michelle merlo

Michelle Merlo is a mixographer and passionate about cooking. She helped manage the cocktail program at Roost and Inizio. Before that, she made concoctions at Bu ff alo Distilling Company and Bobo in New York. These days you can find her behind the pine tree at Oliver’s. Michelle is our resident cocktail maker and host of Bu ff alo Rising’s cocktail series, BITTERS

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