Hand-crafted bitter chocolate spirit

Rich and decadent bitter chocolate vodka infused with organic, fair-trade cacao nibs custom- roasted in small batches. Mud Puddle Bitter Chocolate Vodka is a deeply flavored, unsweetened spirit with the irresistible essence of dark chocolate.


Mud Puddle Bitter Chocolate Vodka

 Selected Reviews

“Rich reddish mahogany color. Rich aromas of fresh dark fudge brownies and artisan cacao nib chocolate bars with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chocolate espresso bean, dark roasted nut, mineral and peppercorn accented finish. A serious, dry, adult chocolate flavored vodka that will triumph in cocktails.” Rating 94-points (Exceptional).
Beverage Testing Institute, 2013 International Review of Spirits

“A more elegant and modern use of cacao in spirits comes from New Deal Distillery in Portland, whose Mud Puddle is an unsweetened infusion of roasted cacao nibs in vodka, resulting in a pure chocolate flavor with out a trace of cloying sweetness.”
- Amy Stewart’s, The Drunken Botanist

Suggested Cocktail

Mud Puddle Bitter Old Fashioned

  • 1.5 oz / 45 ml Mud Puddle Bitter Chocolate

  • 0.5 oz / 15 ml Extra dry vermouth

  • 0.25 oz / 7.5 ml Simple syrup

  • 2 dashes Scrappy’s Aromatic Bitters

  • 2 Blood orange wheels

  • 2 Tart cherries

  • Soda Water

Muddle 1 orange wheel and 1 tart cherry in a shaker. Add liquor, simple syrup, bitters and ice and stir gently. Strain into Old Fashioned glass containing 1 king cube of ice, top with soda and garnish with fresh orange wheel & tart cherry.

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