At ZINC New Haven, sourcing the finest ingredients does not stop at the kitchen. Not only do we do extensive research for our wine list (read about how we find and fall in love with fantastic wines ) We take the same approach with our liquors as well.
For instance, the classic cocktail, the Negroni, is something that you can order at almost any bar or restaurant. You can order that drink here at ZINC and we’ve found a liquor that stands out amongst some that are know to be the staple ingredient.
Gran Classico Bitter comes from the Swiss company Tempest Fugit. They seek out original recipes of great spirits and replicate them with ultra-premium ingredients, no added fake sweeteners or coloring agents. You can easily tell there are no coloring agents when looking at this hazy amber color liquor compared to the bright red of other bitters. It is made from a maceration of 25 aromatic herbs and roots including wormwood, gentian, bitter orange peel, rhubarb, and hyssop. Gran Classico can be sipped on the rocks, enjoyed with soda water, or used in classic cocktails like the Negroni. If you’re a fan of these drinks, then this flavor profile of orange peel, wormwood, rhubarb and vanilla will make you love the honest flavors of Gran Classico.