Archive of ‘Angostura bitters’ category

Sour Mash Marmalade, whisky cocktail

Here’s a tribute to the Tennessee sour mash elixir produced by George Dickel, an American company that spells whisky without the “e.” It riffs off a whiskey sour but the hard citrus notes are balanced by using a good quality thick-cut orange marmalade. The mint provides a nice herbal touch. Sour Mash Marmalade 1 1/2 […]


Gratitude, Thanksgiving cocktail

There’ll be wine with the holiday bird and its surrounding trimmings, but how about a drink to get us ready for the feast? Reminiscent of an Old Fashioned, this has been tailored to capture flavors in the meal about to weigh down the table. The ingredients blend tart, spicy, sweet, bitter, warm, and cool, bringing […]


Whiskey Nimbus, bourbon cocktail

At Dishoom, an incredibly popular Indian restaurant in London, one of the house drinks is a foamy version of an Old-Fashioned. We had it with a basket of the deep-fried okra, a house speciality. The egg white foam softens the drink and balances out the simple syrup. Whiskey Nimbus 2 ounces of bourbon 1 egg white […]


Orange Mojo, vodka cocktail

It is hard to watch a team falter. We refer here to the early innings of Game 6, 2014 World Series. The San Francisco Giants aren’t pitching, fielding, or batting well. Kansas City Royals playing hard, pushing hard, are up 8-0 and it’s only the 4th. As long time San Franciscans this is a time for […]


Kentucky Cloud, bourbon cocktail

Here’s a bourbon drink masquerading in an egg white concoction. Is this a bourbon Ramos Fizz? Or a Bourbon Sour with foam? We don’t know to which category this belongs, but a touch of George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash with its smoke flavor makes this worth a try. Kentucky Cloud 2 ounces Kentucky whiskey 1 […]


Orange Tree Old Fashioned, bourbon cocktail

We are grateful to Steven Gellett of The Orange Tree, a pub and hotel in Richmond, England, a community to the west of London. He also shared his recipe for the Orange Ginger Shrub used in the drink. A bourbon aficionado, Gellett favors Maker’s Mark for this recipe. Maker’s uses water from its own “Bourbon […]


Home Plate, rye cocktail

Here’s something for the 7th inning stretch during tonight’s Baseball All-Star game at Target Field in Minneapolis. We’ve been playing around with creating our own bitters and used our Muddy Bitters (a work in progress) in this. Angostura or Peychaud’s bitters work equally well. There also is the full range of Fee Brothers bitters to […]


Assist, cachaça cocktail

Today, the U.S. team meets Germany in 2014 World Cup play in Brazil. This drink bears the name of a soccer term used first by American and now by the international soccer organization — the only hold outs are the English, whom seem to resist many American turns of phrase. We’ve brought together something German, […]


Red Card, World Cup cocktail

In soccer a red card means “you’re outta here,” the result of a player being cautioned with two yellow cards for an infraction of soccer rules. (See yesterday’s cocktail.) The real sting about a red card is that the player can not be replaced and his team is now one player short. Red Card 2 […]


Macduff, scotch cocktail

“Lay on, Macduff, and damned be him who first cries ‘Hold! enough!’” cried out Shakespeare’s Macbeth. We envision Macbeth pausing and in an aside calling for a “wee drop more of the whiskey, laddie.” Macduff 1 1/2 ounces scotch 1/2 ounce triple sec 2 dashes Angostura bitters Put all the ingredients into an ice-filled mixing […]