Tag Archives: Orange Bitters

The Makeshift

a Daniel Handler Original

1.5 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
1 Dash Orange Bitters
Splash of Kübler Absinthe

Chill a rocks glass with ice. Discard the ice and then rinse the glass with Absinthe, coating the entire inside.  Discard the Absinthe.  Set aside.
Add rye and both bitters to a mixing glass.
Shake with ice and pour (ice and all) into the rocks glass.
A twist of lemon might be nice.

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The Wild Rose

By Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

1.5 oz Leopold’s Gin
0.5 oz Dry Vermouth
0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
Dash Angostura Bitters
Dash Orange Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe

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Amsterdam Cocktail

1 oz Bols Genever
0.5 oz Orange Liqueur
0.5 oz Orange Juice
4 Dashes Orange Bitters

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe
Garnish as you like.  A cherry is nice.

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Duppy Cocktail

3 oz Redbreast Whiskey
1 oz Orange Liqueur
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
2-6 Whole Cloves

In a mixing glass, add cloves to Whiskey and let sit for about an hour
When ready, add other ingredients
Shake with large ice and strain into a coupe

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If We Do Meet Again, Why, We Shall Smile…

Since I’m the person who flips to the last page of the mystery novel, I feel obligated to cut to the chase:  Peychaud’s Bitters are out, and Orange Bitters are in.  If you’re a cocktail nerd, you already know why, but if you’re curious about the circumstances that led up to a small decision that took a great deal of personal reflection and input from others, please read on.

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