Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Bitters- Dead Rabbit Orinoco Item No.
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Originally produced by the Blemmerg Manufacturing Company in Boston during the late 1800’s, a full page advert in George Winter’s book, ‘How to Mix Drinks: The Barkeeper’s Handbook’, caught the eye of Dead Rabbit proprietor Jack McGarry during his research for the bar's first cocktail menu. Jack instantly knew Orinoco Bitters had to be the bar's house bitters and in pursuit of reformulating them, he looked no further than Dr. Adam Elmegirab.
Call it fate but in 1884, the same year Winter’s book went to print, Orinoco Bitters were managed by Max D. Stern, an agent located in New York's financial district at 32 Water Street, one time referred to as, “The most violent street on the continent.” 129 years later in 2013, right next door to Stern's premises at number 30, Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon would open the World's Best Cocktail Bar, Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog. It is somewhat fitting that their house aromatic bitters hark back to this bygone era but also embrace our new cocktail culture, giving bartenders the opportunity to recreate former classics but also create their own.