Captains Blood Cocktail with Robert Hess

Similar to the Daiquiri, the Captain’s Blood Cocktail is typically made with a darker, Jamaican rum rather than a lighter style rum; any dark rum will do. The main difference you will find is that the measurements of both lime juice and simple syrup are reduced significantly allowing the rum and bitters to really shine. Building off the base of the Daiquiri (or a rum sour), this cocktail contains aromatic bitters that elevate it to a new height of complexity. Some recipes will also contain Falernum. If you have it, try the drink both with and without Falernum and let us know what you think.

Captains Blood Cocktail

Ingredients:
45 ml (1 1/2 oz) dark Rum
8 ml (1/4 oz) fresh Lime Juice
8 ml (1/4 oz) Sugar Syrup
2 dashes of Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

Instructions:
Shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with spiral of lemon peel.

The Guion Cocktail with Robert Hess

The Guion Cocktail

Ingredients:
45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Gin
45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Sweet Vermouth
1-2 dashes The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
1 bar spoon of Benedictine (float on top)

Instructions:
Stir first three ingredients with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Float the Benedictine on top.

Weeski Cocktail with Robert Hess

Necessity can often be a wonderful inspiration. David Wondrich created this drink several years ago when he wanted to bring a bottle of pre-mixed Manhattans to a gathering of friends on Halloween. But his liquor cabinet was missing a few critical ingredients. Using what was at hand, he crafted a drink which focused on Jameson and Lillet, and the “Weeski” was born.

Weeski Cocktail

Ingredients:
60 ml (2 oz) Irish Whiskey
30 ml (1 oz) Lillet Blanc
8 ml (1/4 oz) Cointreau
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

Instructions:
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Ford Cocktail with Robert Hess

Ratios make a difference. Often, two cocktails have the same exact ingredients. The difference in taste and aroma comes from the ratios. Such is the case with the Ford Cocktail as it is very similar to the Caprice Cocktail.

Ford Cocktail

Ingredients:
30 ml (1 oz) Gin
30 ml (1 oz) Dry Vermouth
3 dashes Benedictine DOM Liqueur
3 dashes The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

Instructions:
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Attention Cocktail with Robert Hess

Attention Cocktail

Ingredients:
45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Gin
25 ml (3/4 oz) Dry Vermouth
8 ml (1/4 oz) The Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur
2 dashes Absinthe
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

Instructions:
Stir over ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

The Sherman Cocktail with Robert Hess

“Old Waldorf Bar Days” by Albert Stevens Crockett was one of the great books of the 1930`s. The bar of the Old Waldorf hotel was the social meeting place in NYC at that time, but unfortunately the hotel itself had to make room for a new icon of New York City – The Empire State Building.

The Sherman Cocktail, found in Crockett`s book is essentially a twist on the classic Manhattan with the addition of absinthe and two types of bitters.

The Sherman Cocktail

Ingredients:
60 ml (2 oz) Rye or Bourbon Whiskey
30 ml (1 oz) Sweet Vermouth
3 dashes absinthe
1 dash The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
1 dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

Instructions:
Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

The Apricot Cocktail with Robert Hess

Many times in making cocktails, just as in life, the simpler the better. Such is the case with the delightful Apricot Cocktail. Originally found in the Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David Embury,this cocktails three ingredients stirred with ice offer up beautiful aroma and nuanced flavor. Floral, fruity and even herbaceous, the Apricot Cocktail is a classic to be savored.

Apricot Cocktail

Ingredients:
45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Gin
15 ml (1/2 oz) The Bitter Truth Apricot Liqueur
1 dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

Instructions:
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

White Whiskey Manhattan

White Whiskey Manhattan

White Whiskey Manhattan

Courtesy of Neyah White at NOPA San Francisco

Ingredients:
50ml (1 1/2 oz) Death Door White Whiskey
15ml (1/2 oz) Dolin Blanc Vermouth
15ml (1/2 oz) Benedictine Liqueur
6 drops The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Garnish:
Lemon Peel
Glass:
Martini
Ice:
None
Method:
Add all ingredients to an ice-filled bar glass. Stir gently, to blend
ingredients and chill. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with dash
of seasonal eau de vie for additional aromatics.

Cubed Old Fashioned Cocktail with Jamie Boudreau

The Old Fashioned Cocktail is simple yet multidimensional. Its few ingredients combine to create what some consider the perfect cocktail. You can make old fashioned cocktails with any spirit; rum and tequila both make a wonderful old fashioned.

The Cubed Old Fashioned could just take you to the fourth dimension! See how Jamie Boudreau explains how to make this yummy drink on SMALLCREEN NETWORK using multiple types of bitters…Cheers to Trinidad.

Cubed Old Fashioned Cocktail

Ingredients:
25 ml (3/4 oz) Remy Martin Cognac
25 ml (3/4 oz) Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
25 ml (3/4 oz) Maker’s 46 Bourbon Whiskey
25 ml (3/4 oz) Sugar Syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

Instructions:
Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with orange zest and a cherry.

Balm Cocktail

Balm Cocktail

Ingredients:
60 ml (2 oz) Dry Sherry
5 ml (1/6 oz) Orange Curaçao
5 ml (1/6 oz) The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram
1 dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Garnish:
Lemon Twist
Glass:
Martini
Ice:
None
Method:
Stir and serve straight up with a lemon twist.

Rob Roy

Rob Roy Cocktail

Rob Roy Cocktail

Ingredients:
50 ml (1 3/4 oz) Blended Scotch Whisky
20 ml (3/4 oz) Sweet Red Vermouth
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Bitters (any)
Garnish:
Orange Twist
Glass:
Martini
Ice:
None
Method:
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

Dry Martini Cocktail

Martini Cocktail

Dry Martini Cocktail

Ingredients:
50 ml (1 3/4 oz) Gin or Vodka
10 ml (1/3 oz) Dry Vermouth
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Garnish:
Lemon Twist
Glass:
Martini
Ice:
None
Method:
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

Pegu Club Cocktail

Pegu Club Cocktail

Pegu Club Cocktail

Ingredients:
50 ml (1 3/4 oz) Gin
20 ml (3/4 oz) Orange Curaçao
10 ml (1/3 oz) fresh Lime Juice
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
1 dash The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
Garnish:
Lemon
Glass:
Coupette
Ice:
None
Method:
Shake with ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

Hi Ho Cocktail

Hi Ho Cocktail

Hi Ho Cocktail

Ingredients:
50 ml (1 3/4 oz) Gin
20 ml (3/4 oz) White Port
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Garnish:
Lemon Twist
Glass:
Martini
Ice:
None
Method:
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain into a cocktail glass.

Horse’s Neck

Horses Neck

Horses Neck

Ingredients:
60 ml (2 oz) Bourbon Whiskey
2-3 dashes The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer
Garnish:
Lemon Twist
Glass:
Highball
Ice:
Rocks
Method:
Build in a long drink glass on ice & stir.