Bitters have found their way to the bar as an important ingredient for making cocktails. They add a little kick to your cocktail, giving it a more complex depth and elevating the flavour profile of the drink. In a previous post, we looked at what bitters are and how to use them. Now, let’s see some classic cocktails that make use of bitters.

Sweet Cherry Manhattan

Courtesy: Bojon Gourmet

What you need:
6-8 Sweet cherries, stemmed and rinsed, plus 1 for garnish
2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey
3/4 ounce sweet, red vermouth
4 drops Angostura bitters
Ice
Orange twist

Click here to see how to make the Sweet Cherry Manhattan 

Dark and Stormy

Courtsey: Nutmeg Nanny

What you need:
3 dashes lime bitters
1 lime wedge
4 ounces ginger beer
3 ounces black rum

Find out more about how to make the Dark and Stormy. 

Hibiscus Whiskey Sour

Courtesy: Bitters Club

What you need:
2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz fresh lemon Juice
1/2 oz St. Germain
3/4 oz lavender & hibiscus infused agave mix
1/2 oz egg whites
2 dashes of The Bitters Club Aromatic Bitters

Get more of this recipe here.

Bourbon Old Fashioned

Courtesy: liquor.com

What you need:
1⁄2 tsp Sugar
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 tsp Water
2 oz Bourbon

Click here to find out how to make the Bourbon Old Fashioned.

Pomodoro Rose

Courtesy: Bitters Club

What you need:
2 oz Ketel One Vodka
3/4 oz fresh lime Juice
1/2 oz St. Germain
3/4 oz agave mix
1 oz orange pineapple juice
1 smoked Campari or persimmon tomato (see below)
2 inch lemon zest piece
2 dashes of The Bitters Club Lime Bitters

Click here to get the full recipe.

Pink Gin

Courtesy: thebar.com

What you need:
50ml Gin
2dash(es) Angostura Bitters
1twist(s) Lemon Peel

Get the full recipe here.

Sazerac

Courtesy: liquor.com

What you need:
1 Sugar cube
1⁄2 tsp Cold water
3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 1⁄4 oz Rye whiskey
1 1⁄4 oz Cognac
Absinthe, to rinse

Click here to find out how to make the Sazerac.

Singapore Sling

Courtesy: epicurious.com

What you need:
2 ice cubes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
2 or 3 ounces gin
1/2 ounce cherry brandy
Water
Slice of orange or sprig of mint (optional)

Click here to see how to make the Singapore Sling.