1 1⁄2 oz Cognac, Louis Royer VSOP Force 53
3⁄4 oz Bigallet China-China
1⁄2 oz Rye, Jim Beam
Instructions

Stir, strain, chilled coupe.

Notes

Entry for 3rd annual "Show Me The Proof" Louis Royer Force 53 competition.

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Comments

Is there a decent substitute for these bitters? I've seen these Fig bitters in a number of recipes, but they are persistently unavailable and the company seems like it may be defunct.


There are other commercial fig bitters that likely have a different spice profile, but would probably still work:

  • AZ Bitters Lab Figgy Pudding
  • Crude Sycophant (orange and fig)
  • Mister Bitters Fig and Cinnamon

Or you may DIY.