|Article number:||Gran Classico Bitter|
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Tempus Fugit Spirits is dedicated to the “glory of the well-made cocktail” with the goal of recreating rare spirits and liqueurs from the classic pre-Prohibition drinks that have been lost to time. In most cases, they have recreated the liqueurs in-house using 19th century protocols, many cross-referenced in several languages, to arrive as close in taste to these forgotten spirits as possible. The Gran Classico Bitter is an apéritif liqueur created following the “Italian Bitter of Turin” recipe from the 1860s. Originally produced in Italy, the recipe was purchased in 1925 by the small Swiss distillery E. Luginbühl, and a version has been produced for local consumption ever since. The Gran Classico is a product of Switzerland but uses the original Italian recipe, made from a maceration of 25 aromatic herbs and roots including wormwood, gentian, bitter orange peel, rhubarb, and hyssop. The golden-amber color is achieved purely by the ingredients, with no additional coloring added. It can stand alone on ice or with seltzer water, but has an amazing range as a cocktail modifier, and can even be used as a Campari substitute in Negronis.