On February 12, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DiSCUS) presented their annual report about the state of the spirits industry in America. The key talking points were not shocking to most industry-watchers: the current trade wars are devastating for American Whiskey producers; the premium and super premium sectors are booming; and the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBTRA) is a win, but more work is needed.
- Base Spirit Amaro
- Preparation Stirred
- Flavor Bitter & Sweet
- Served Up
Marcus Fredriksson of Care/of Bar in Malmö, Sweden created this cocktail as his winning entry in Amaro Montenegro’s The Vero Bartender competition. From ingredients like lactic acid fermented apple juice to flower pots as serving vessels, this is not an easy-to-make-at-home drink, but it’s certainly delicious. The presentation is stunning and the complex blend of flavors harmonizes perfectly.
- Stir ingredients and strain into a watering can and flowerpots.
- Garnish with apple crisps.