Tag Archives: Cardamom Bitters

Bourbon Fall

Invented by a dear friend.

2 oz bourbon
1 oz lemon juice
1/3 oz maple syrup
4-5 drops cardamom bitters

Combine in a shaker with ice. Serve in an old fashioned glass.

(alternates: lime juice, or agave)

nuevo cuban

Starting with a back-of-the-box recipe based on the Cuban, I left out the champagne float (what are you going to do with 730ml of left-over champagne?). Tastes like fall candy.

1½ oz dark rum
¾ oz lemon juice
¾ oz mint syrup
6 drops Scrappy’s cardamom bitters

Combine in shaker over ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.

Recommendation: Diplimatico Reserva Exclusiva rum

bourbon crusta

Two options for this one. The first is simple, and fruity. The second is more citrusy and complex.

Option #1
1 ½ oz bourbon
½ oz triple sec or curacao
¼ oz luxardo maraschino
¼ lemon juice

Option #2
2 oz bourbon
½ oz triple sec
½ oz lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 drop cardamom bitters

Combine in a shaker over ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.