Many of us think of bitters as a component meant to be used in drips, dabs and dashes. Usually intended to either highlight a new flavor in a cocktail or to enhance already existent flavors, it isn’t really ever used as a main spirit in and of itself. And yet, many people don’t realize that bitters are actually high proof spirits. So what happens when you switch out the usual main player in a cocktail and replace it with bitters? Today we find out in three EPIC cocktails you’re not going to want to miss.
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Here’s The Specs:
2oz (60ml) Gin
.5oz (15ml) Lime Juice
.5oz (15ml) Simple Syrup
7 Dashes Orange Bitters
7 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
14 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Lime Wedge Garnish
1.5oz (45ml) Campari
1oz (30ml) Blanc Vermouth
.5oz (15ml) London Dry Gin
.25oz (7.5ml) Cynar
.25oz (7.5ml) Fernet-Branca
15 Drops Orange Bitters
1.5oz (45ml) Angostura Bitters
.5oz (15ml) 100 Proof Rye Whiskey
1oz (30ml) Orgeat
.75oz (22.5ml) Lemon Juice