On Monday’s I do my very best to not be bitter (because, Monday) and instead channel my energy into bringing you awesome cocktail recipes and products that are all about the delicious kind of bitter. Start looking forward to Monday!

Today, Monday feels especially hard. Daylight Savings Time happened this weekend, which means that we’re all behind on an hour of sleep until our bodies adjust to the time change. Maybe a cocktail will help…

First in this series, the appropriately named ‘Bitter Beginnings’ cocktail: A Calvados base, with 2 kinds of bitters, a bitter spirit, and some citrus to round things out. I really love Calvados in cocktails, as it’s generally underused and gives a subtle sweetness to the drink without being overpowering (and in this drink, with those bitters, we need it!).

Recipe – Bitter Beginnings Cocktail


1 1/2 oz Calvados
1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz Capo Capo
5 dashes Angostura
2 dashes Grapefruit bitters


Shake all ingredients with ice.
Double strain into a cocktail glass and serve

I hope you all having a Bitter (in the best way) Monday!