Dashfire owner, Lee Egbert, spent 18 months in China learning about local herbs and spices. "Mr. Lee" is the name his students in China gave him when teaching there. Lee created this unique, liquorice-redolent bitters recipe as a result of his extensive study and passion. It mirrors the flavour of Chinese five-spice.
Perfect in gin cocktails such as the Martinez.
FLAVOUR PROFILE: fresh mandarin rind, ginger, galanga, mandarin, lemongrass, sichuan peppercorn, star anise, tamarind and other secret ingredients all blend in a balanced mix.
Handcrafted in small batches in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dashfire Bitters use natural, premium ingredients sourced from the owner's global travel. Each 100ml glass bottle is equipped with a full-length, dropper-style pipette for precise dispensing and bartender-friendly volumetric inventory control (1 dash = approximately 10 ml).
ABOUT DASHFIRE BITTERS:
Made for creative cocktail and culinary minds. Direct and to the point but also wildly complex, Dashfire adds their own element. They also blend well together for complexity and true mastery of flavour. Dashfire’s mission is to create hand-crafted blends for everyone who appreciates quality cocktails, from professional bartenders to amateurs who enjoy experimenting at home with friends and family. They create unique products that immediately enhance your favourite cocktail, with inspiration from classic cocktails of days gone by.
This recipe is part of Dashfire's Vagabond Series of bitters inspired by owner Lee Egbert's love of travel and desire to learn all he can about the flavours of different cultures. Lee lived in China for a year and a half and travelled extensively in Thailand, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, where he had the opportunity to learn first-hand about local herbs and spices as well as spirits and food. Every Dashfire bottle is a reflection of his passion and respect for those experiences.