Applewood Red Okar
An Australian Bitters perfect for your Negroni – with the good old Lilly Pilly taking centre stage!
“It’s an Amaro – a bitter/herbal aperitif that have been popular for more than a century – for the Negroni or Wine Spritzer. We like to take an Australian-spin on things – and dry aperitifs seem to epitomise a renaissance in contemporary Australian drinking.
It just so happens that seemingly – 90% of all native Australian botanicals are also intensely bitter. Probably something to do with the harshness of our climate – and one native ingredient stood head-and-shoulders above the rest when it came to Økar – Riberries. Otherwise known as Lilly Pilly.
The Riberry’s cranberry-tartness, hints of clove and bark-like bitterness make it well-suited for an Australian aperitif. Riberries aren’t the only stars in this beverage – alongside we see Davidson Plum, Blood Limes, Lemon Myrtle, Saltbush, Sweet Orange Peel, Cassia Bark and Cinchona Bark (to name a few).
What is Økar? A phonetic spin on the word ‘Ochre’ – a natural earth pigment found in the Australian Landscape. It is how Australians pronounce it.” – Applewood Distillery.
Serving suggestion: Made for the famous “ALL AUSSIE” Negroni, mix with Madenii Sweet Vermouth, Applewood Gin and fresh orange.
SILVER – New York Wine & Spirit Competition 2017
SILVER – Australian Distilled Awards 2017
BRONZE – San Fransisco Spirit Awards 2017
26% alc/vol. 500ml Bottles.