Granada-Vallet Joins the Royal Vallet Family

Newly launched is the all-new Granada-Vallet: an herbaceous bitter liqueur from Hidalgo, Mexico, inspired by Italian aperitivi. Pomegranate tartness with hints of cinnamon and fennel is balanced by woody gentian root, wormwood and cinchona bark, with citrus notes of orange and kaffir lime. Oaxacan cochineal…

A Brief History of Bitter Elixirs

by Forrest Cokely Plants and their derivatives have been utilized throughout history to cure illness or relieve physical symptoms. In ancient times each culture and society had a variety of different understandings with regard to plants and their medicinal properties. That knowledge naturally evolved from…

The History of Vallet Bitters

Monsieur Henri VALLET emigrated to Mexico from France during the brief reign of Maximilian, the ill-fated French monarch who was deposed by Mexican nationalists three short years after his 1864 ascent as Emperor of Mexico.  Like other French émigrés of the era, Mnsr. Henri VALLET…

Bitters Cocktails

Eva Peron 1 ounce Fernet VALLET 1 ounce Carpano Antica sweet vermouth 1 ounce King’s Ginger liqueur 1 ounce fresh lime juice 1 ounce ginger beer — Lime wheel, for garnish   Instructions: Combine the Fernet, vermouth ginger liqueur and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice;…

What is Fernet?

Fernet is an aromatic, herbaceous and bitter spirit made from a number of herbs and spices which vary between different brands. Usually more bitter and less sweet than other Amari, fernets often include rhubarb, chamomile, and cardamom among others roots, herbs and spices, and are distilled on a base of grape distilled spirits. Traditionally served…