America Village Apothecary, in Galway’s westend, make unique syrups, elixirs, tinctures and bitters for creating craft beverages or to cook with food is launching a create your own drinks kit range. Their terroir Gin with their Connemara Botanical Blend and Bitters Gift Boxes launched in November, so you can bring your taste buds to life and reinvent the way you create your drink fusions at home with the help from America Village.
Owner Claire Davey and her team pick and source plants, petals, fruits and barks when in season and when at their most potent.
America Village has now launched a ‘Create your Own Drinks’ kit range. Their terroir Gin with their Connemara Botanical Blend and Bitters Gift Boxes will launch this November, so you can bring your taste buds to life and reinvent the way you create your drink fusions at home with the help from America Village.
The kits will make Bitters the start of your cocktail armour or your pantry. Bitters are a formula / a liquid extraction of herbs, roots, citrus, fruits and botanicals based on a predominantly bitter flavour profile. In cocktails they work their magic by adding that ‘missing something’ needed to balance and harmonise a drink.
Bitters are not just for Cocktails, you can add a few shakes to sparkling or still water, herbal tea, juice or smoothies throughout day. You can experiment and be as creative with your bitters as you like in the kitchen, use them in soups, stews, ice cream, cakes, granola and dressings.
The quintessential Gin & Tonic is a classic bitters blend. The Tonic was initially made as a medicine in a syrup form, Gin is essentially a ‘potable’ bitters.
It was administered where malaria was prevalent, due to its content of Cinchona bark (natural quinine). The medicine was too bitter to take on its own, so soldiers began to mix it with sugar and alcohol, so The Gin & Tonic was born! The ritual of the tipple took off throughput the rest of Colonial Britain, even where there were no mosquitos and now is one of Irelands favourite Tipples, with America Village you can make an amazing one at home or for your next event.