AROMATIC BITTERS COCKTAILS

Aromatic bitters is an alcoholic bittering and flavouring agent that can be used to add complexity to cocktails. The bitters is usually flavoured with botanicals to create a bittersweet flavour. The most well-known bitters being made by Angostura.

The simplest of recipes featuring a bitters would have to be the Old Fashioned.

Tootsie Roll Cocktail

Tootsie Roll

The spicy rye whiskey tries to overpower the rich, raisin-like PX sherry whilst the chocolate bitters brings it all together to make one delicious and rich spirit-forward libation.…

Pendennis Club Cocktail

Pendennis Club

The Pendennis Club cocktail originates from the exclusive social club of the same name in Louisville Kentucky. Gin and apricot brandy are paired together, balanced with fresh lime and flavoured with the slightly sweeter aromatic bitters, Peychaud's.…

100 Year Old Cigar

100 Year Old Cigar

The 100 Year Old Cigar is a complex blend of aged rum, honeyed-herbal liqueur, vegetal bitter amaro liqueur and smoky whisky. The smoke seems to be the dominant flavour supported by the other bitter, herbal notes.…

Latin Trifecta Cocktail

Latin Trifecta

Latin Trifecta brings together ingredients from Spain, Mexico and Italy. Cynar, the bittersweet amaro, is the dominant flavour accompanied by spicey agave and nutty, dry sherry.…

Rob Roy Cocktail Recipe

Rob Roy (Scotch Manhattan)

The Rob Roy is essentially a Scotch Manhattan. It will be a slightly less sweet version of a classic Manhattan. It displays sweet, subtle smoke with honeyed fruit on the palate.…

Smoky Hazelnut Cocktail

Smoky Hazelnut Bourbon Sour

The hazelnut notes take a backseat in this cocktail whilst the citrus and smokiness are the more prominent flavours. In the video you can see two versions compared.…

Smoky Cocktail Recipe

Needle in the Hay

The Needle in the Hay was created by Los Angeles-based mixologist Devon Tarby. She was a contributor to the well known cocktail book, Cocktail Codex. An Autumn Islay whisky cocktail - smoky, sweet maple flavours and undertones of apple.…

Boozy Suzy Cocktail

Boozy Suzy

This Boozy Suzy recipe is adapted slightly from Simon Difford's original which was created in 2015. The original recipe showcases the Gentian liqueur with it's woody and subtle bitter notes whilst the increase of grapefruit juice is more to…

Coffee Cocktail Recipe

Un-fig-gettable

The Un-Fig-Gettable cocktail is certainly a rich and tasty coffee cocktail. The bitter flavours and dryness of the cocktail bitters in addition to the subtle bitterness of the coffee works well to balance out the sweet flavours of PX…

Japanese Cocktail Recipe

Japanese Cocktail in 7 Simple Steps

The Japanese cocktail stays true to the original definition of a cocktail - spirit, bitters and sweetener. Originally developed to commemorate a Japanese dignitary's visit to NY.…