If there are two things in this world that I love, they are spicy food and booze. Combine the two in one little package, and you might as well slap a label on it with the words, "MEG, PLEASE BUY ME." Not kidding. Not even a little.
When we were trying to decide what our second cocktail would be at the fabulous Rue party a couple of weeks ago, Miya mentioned that she'd seen a bartender peddling Sriracha bitters. I, obviously, made a beeline for his bar. Tout de suite, people. Tout. De. Suite.
So, yeah, it turns out that this awesome little company called Brooklyn Hemispherical Bitters makes an assortment of bitters in seriously cool flavors, including rhubarb, peach and Meyer lemon. And, of course, Sriracha. They recommend using the latter in a Sazerac; I had mine in a modified daiquiri, and that was pretty dang good, too.
I'll be purchasing several bottles for experimentation. Any cocktails you'd like to see gussied up with Sriracha or rhubarb goodness? Tell me!