Eastern Exposure

2 oz Bourbon, Four Roses
1 oz Ginger liqueur, King's
12 oz Ramazzotti
2 ds Orange bitters, Regans' orange bitters
Stir with ice until well chilled, strain into an old fashioned glass over a small cube of ice
From other users
  • Worked slightly better with 2 dr lemon bitters. Try one dr orange, one dr lemon next time. — ☆☆☆
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jersey's picture

Used Canton (because that's

Used Canton (because that's what I had) and Bulleit Rye (because I'm, well, me and will almost always go rye over bourbon). Very tasty cocktail, and perfect for, well, a night like tonight.

bza's picture

Enjoyable but a little sweet.

Enjoyable but a little sweet. It could use something spicy and might be more enjoyable with rye like the other commenter mentioned.

Eastern Exposure is a

Eastern Exposure is a pleasant drink, but as commented on by two others, it has a sweetness to it, from the Ramazzotti I suspect (and from the orange bitters, to a lesser degree), that some may not like. I used Jim Beam Black (a more pronounced taste than Four Roses, yet easy to imbibe), and still the sweetness. As is, I rate this cocktail at 3.5.

Nevertheless, I'm going to make this drink twice more, each a different way. First, I'll make Eastern Exposure using Four Roses' small batch bourbon, and also using lemon bitters instead of orange bitters. Second, I'll make Eastern Exposure using a good rye (Bulleit or Wild Turkey, for example) with orange bitters. I love a good rye drink, and it just may be that Eastern Exposure is a better drink when made with rye. Comparing the drink when made with different bitters vs. made with rye will--hopefully-- give some insight as to how to best make Eastern Exposure.