From the Maker:
In Belarus, where Bittermens’ co-founder Avery Glasser’s family hails from, one of the most common home-made alcoholic beverages is called Крупнік (pronounced: Krupnik). Belarusians take vodka and add honey, juniper, pine and coffee or tea, along with other botanicals, to make a complex, balanced drink.
Taking inspiration from classic Krupnik recipes, we blended honey, black tea, pine, juniper and six other botanicals to make a complex bitters that works beautifully in all sorts of cocktails, ranging from honey forward drinks like a Bee’s Knees to warm beverages like hot toddies. We even like adding a few drops to a cup of tea in the afternoon, or even as a substitute for other bitters in classics like a Bamboo cocktail.
Add all ingredients, except sparkling wine, to your shaker, then ice. Shake for 10 seconds then strain into a stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.