El Guapo made these delicious bitters using our Nyanza Vanilla, then aged them in freshly emptied rum barrels from Roulaison Distilling Co.
The result is a slightly sweet, well-balanced bitters with notes of sarsaparilla and nutmeg that are just as at home in an old fashioned or daiquiri as they are in a glass of sparkling water or lemonade. They're also a nice addition to baked goods like cookies and brownies, caramels and jams, and, well, in your morning coffee.
- Origin New Orleans, LA, USA
- Process: Vanilla bitters aged in rum barrels
- Ingredients: Water, Glycerine, Sweet Potato, Sage, Spices
El Guapo makes incredible cocktail bitters, syrups and mixers by hand with love in New Orleans. Their ingredients are locally sourced and traceable to the farm level, or third-party-certified organic. All of their products are non-GMO, free of high fructose corn syrup, soy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian. Their bitters have no sugar added and are vegan.
Founder & CEO Christa Cotton is a native of Leesburg, Georgia. She's a trained sommelier and she helped found Georgia's first legal distillery with her father while in college at Auburn University.
Since founding El Guapo in 2017, Christa has been named a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow, FedEx Entrepreneur Advisory Board member, Garden & Gun Made In The South Awards honoree and the Les Dames d'Escoffier Legacy Award: Fine Spirits recipient. She's a Lee Initiative mentor and a 4x Good Food Award winner she works closely with New Orleans chefs to raise funds and support the local restaurant industry throughout the pandemic.