Now don’t get us wrong, we’re all for trying something new when it comes to cocktails and new drinks on the block, but when we stumbled across this new creation, we weren’t too sure whether to ask someone to pass us a bucket, or take the plunge and give it a try!
Critter Bitters are handcrafted cocktail bitters made with toasted crickets. Cocktail bitters are usually considered the salt and pepper of cocktails, and are a bartender’s best friend, adding depths of flavour to even the simplest of cocktails.
There are four flavors in the product line: vanilla cricket, cacao cricket, toasted almond cricket, and – for the even more adventurous – pure cricket. Each flavor has a unique taste profile, and can be readily mixed into cocktails or enjoyed with soda water.
But why bugs? Seriously?
The cocktail bitters have been created to get people over the “ick” factor of eating insects, and whats-more, according the UN FAO, eating insects is the first viable solution to the world’s impending food shortage. Crickets are also a great source of fat, protein, vitamins, fiber and minerals – and they have minimal environmental impact. Seeing as two billion people across 80% of the world already eat over 1,000 different kinds of insects – why shouldn’t we all get on board?
Would you splash a dash of cricket in your Cosmopolitan? Or a few drops in your espresso martini? We’re still not sure, but Critter Bitters could definitely give us the liquid courage we need to spark our own insect-eating traditions.
If you’re not too keen on adding bugs to your cocktails, we’re here to help with some of the more classic beverages. From hiring our pop up bar, to cocktail making, get in touch with us today.