Posts Tagged ‘Bitters’

Rob Roy

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Scotch
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The Rob Roy is the Scotch version of the Manhattan. It was named after the Scottish version of Robin Hood, Robert MacGregor.

1.5 oz. Scotch

3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth

Dash of bitters

Can be served over ice in a rocks glass or shaken with ice and strained into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with Maraschino cherry.

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Pink Gin

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Gin
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Created by the Royal Navy in the 19th Century as a medicinal tonic, Pink Gin is considered to be better when made with Plymouth Gin, which is sweeter than London Dry Gin.

2 oz. Gin

Dash of bitters

Swirl a dash of bitters inside a chilled cocktail glass until the inside of the glass is completely coated. Pour gin into cocktail shaker and stir well. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

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Legend has it that Kentucky Bourbon distiller James E. Pepper invented the Old Fashioned in Louisville, KY at the Pendennis Club.

2 oz. Bourbon

Splash of simple syrup

2 Dashes bitters

Add ice and cocktail ingredients to an old fashioned glass. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

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Posted: November 4, 2010 in Whiskey
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The original Manhattan was one of the first cocktails that utilized Vermouth as a mixer. The Manhattan was created at the Manhattan Club in NY, NY during a party held in honor of New York Mayor Samuel J. Tilden.

1.5 oz. Whiskey

3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth

Dash of bitters

Add ingredients with ice to cocktail shaker. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or on the rocks. Garnish with Maraschino cherry.

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