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Terramagne-America has a much wider selection of drinks aimed at adults than just alcoholic ones. Their mixed drinks get really interesting. This batch relies on some ingredients -- especially the Aromantic Bitters -- that tend to produce blue to purple drinks.

Aromantic Bitters is a brand that uses lavender, ginger root, grapefruit peel, gentian root, red clover, cornflower, dame's rocket, angelica, sage flowers, purple pansies, lilac, purple violet, chicory flowers, chicory root, chasteberry, hops, sweet marjoram, white coriander, and licorice. It is often blended into drinks with lavender-flavored or purple-colored beverages such as Sweet Blossom Lavender Soda, Lavender Dry Soda, and Purple Haze. Alcoholic ones include Hypnotiq Harmonie, Sizzurp Purple Punch Liqueur, and Van Gogh Acai Blueberry Vodka. Monin Lavender Syrup and Monin Violet Syrup are popular additions. Aromantic Bitters clash notably with grape flavor, and in fact, it says right on the bottle "not recommended for mixing with grape." The logo is a purple Ace of Spades.


Lavender Bitters
http://www.gastronomista.com/2014/05/lavender-cocktails-tipple-trend-alert.html#.Vx2hpvkrI4c (mentions lavender syrup)

Diogenes Club Soda is made with club soda, Sweet Blossom Lavender Soda, Monin Violet Syrup, and a dash of Aromantic Bitters.

Violet Wand is made with Van Gogh Acai Blueberry Vodka, Monin Violet Syrup, and a dash of Aromantic Bitters. It is garnished with a skewer of frozen blueberries.

French Kiss is made with Lavender Dry Soda, Sizzurp Purple Punch Liqueur, Monin Lavender Syrup, and a dash of Aromantic Bitters.

Granny's Cabinet is made with Lavender Dry Soda, pear nectar, Monin Violet Syrup, and a dash of Organic Lavender Spice Bitters.
[Introduced in "What You Think You Know"]

Maiden Aunt is a mocktail made with Lavender Dry Soda, cherry juice, cranberry juice, and a dash of Aromanic Bitters. The garnish is a sprig of sweet marjoram. It's popular with asexuals and people who aren't looking for a hookup, because lavender tends to quash sexual urges.

Little Boy Blue is made with Vanilla Dry Soda, blueberry nectar, and a dash of Organic Lavender Spice Bitters. It is garnished with three blueberries threaded onto the stem of a lavender flowerhead, although a toothpick may be substituted if no lavender is available.

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Date: 2017-05-08 03:15 pm (UTC)
mdlbear: the positively imaginary half of a cubic mandelbrot set (Default)
From: [personal profile] mdlbear
Love the idea of Aromantic Bitters -- that's one of those things that really ought to exist.

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Date: 2017-05-09 03:24 am (UTC)
chanter_greenie: a lilac tree in bloom (Wisconsin spring: lilac season)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
I honestly thought aromantic bitters was a typo at first...! And then I clicked. :)

I'll be avoiding the blueberry/vanilla combination (very bad experience with vanilla yogurt topped with fakey blueberry flakes of some sort as a child, and to this day the idea makes me shudder), but the rest appeal.

I wonder... Lilac is evidently used in ice cream every now and again. Could there be a lilac drink that goes blue-purple accordingly?

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Date: 2017-05-09 04:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] corvi
This is a delicious post! I have enjoyed lavender lemonade, I'd love to try some of these fancier ones. :) Have you tried any of them?


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