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RECENT COCKTAILS: JUNE 6, 2010
Gin, Sweet vermouth, Dry vermouth, Triple sec, Orange juice
Apple brandy, Herbal liqueur, Bénédictine, Bitters
Champagne, Cynar, Pastis
Gin, Campari, Kirschwasser, Lemon juice, Lemon peel
Rum, Sweet vermouth, Dry vermouth, Bénédictine, Orange juice
Gin, Dry sherry, Bénédictine, Orange bitters, Bitters, Soda water, Lemon juice
Bourbon, Sweet vermouth, Curaçao, Lime juice, Mint, Lime
Old Tom Gin, Dry vermouth, Bénédictine, Orange bitters, Orange peel
Gin, Dry vermouth, Parfait Amour, Orange juice
Gin, Absinthe, Orange juice, Raspberry syrup

A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

From the Knowledge Vault

Bitters non-potable? Pshaw.

Cocktails with Lots of Non-potable Bitters

Many of the definitive cocktails from both vintage and modern times are held together by non-potable bitters - infusions of various barks, roots, spices, and other flavoring agents that were traditionally developed as medicine. Before Prohibition (but after the cocktail had been well-established), this usually meant Angostura, Peychaud's, Boker's, or orange bitters, which were key ingredients in drinks like the Manhattan, the Sazerac, and - despite what Winston Churchill said - the Martini.

Recent Additions

  • Glowing Green — Pisco, Suze, Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, Blue Curaçao, Orange bitters
  • Gilded Paloma — Tequila, Soda water, Grapefruit juice, Pineapple juice, Lime juice, Cinnamon syrup, Grapefruit peel
  • Pickwick Club — Pineapple rum, Overproof rum, Allspice Dram, Bitters, Absinthe, Passion fruit syrup, Vanilla syrup, Orange peel
  • Mignon — Gin, Rye, Cassis, Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, Orange bitters, Islay Scotch, Orange
  • Chipmunk — Old Tom Gin, Ginger liqueur, Simple syrup, Lime juice

Recent Discussion

  • Re Spanish Shawl, 15 hours ago drdug commented:

    This is a perennial favorite. I’m able to get Atxa, a Spanish dry vermouth locally. Tried to edit the recipe but this brand wasn’t recognized and wouldn’t save. Agree with other commentators the Hendricks is my favorite gin for this cocktail!

  • Re Benediction, 20 hours 15 minutes ago drinkingandthinking commented:

    Nice herbal combo that worked well with Spanish brandy

  • Re The Inocencio, 1 day ago shadowkirby commented:

    A little sweet - would possibly omit the simple. Very vegetal, good drink for spring.

  • Re The St-Rita, 3 days ago drinkingandthinking commented:

    uninspired elderflower margarita with poor proportions

  • Re Jasmine, 4 days ago smparkes commented:

    Went with the more forward version from SE and then added a bit of soda ... for a very hot day. :-)