Tag Archives: orange bitters

pegu club

A classic cocktail from the namesake Burmese lounge, discovered in a book on bitters, a gift from friends. Subtly citrus. Delicious.

2 oz gin
¾ oz curacao or triple sec
½ oz lime (half  lime)
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters

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

martini

Of course you must have a martini, always gin, never vodka. Most people use vermouth. If so, add just a splash of sweet–not dry–vermouth. Use the best quality gin you can afford, such  Dry Fly.

2 oz gin
1-2 dashes orange bitters

Combine in shaker over ice, and strain into cocktail glass. Serve ice cold, with slivers of ice floating on top. Maybe add an olive.

aviator

A friend made this for me, with creme de violette. But it doesn’t really need it. Simplify!

1 ½ oz gin
½ oz Luxardo Maraschino
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters

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

fancy-free

A sweeter view of the old fashioned. Similar to The Modern.

2 oz bourbon or whiskey
¼ oz luxardo maraschino
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash angostura bitters
orange peel
cherry

Combine in shaker over ice, and strain into cocktail glass. Spritz orange peel over glass. Garnish with cherry.