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The Bitter Truth: Grapefruit

I picked up this beautiful bottle of bitters while in Buffalo over the weekend:

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The Bitter Truth: Grapefruit Bitters

I haven’t made a cocktail with them yet, but the bitters were delicious in a glass of lemonade.

Check them out at The Bitter Truth’s website.

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Antique Mixology: Lash’s Bitters

I spotted this antique bitters bottle while antique shopping in Salamanca, N.Y.

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A quick Google search turned up this historical site about the bottle as well as this site about the antique glass/bitters bottles market.

Neat stuff. Might have to make another trip out to Salamanca to get this.

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Anejo Old Fashioned

Last month I wrote about some flavored Old Fashioneds for National Bourbon Heritage month. Today’s drink is sort of similar, but different. It’s an Anejo Old Fashioned:

About This Cocktail
A tequila twist on the typical Old Fashioned, made with agave syrup in place of muddled sugar.

Anejo Old Fashioned

Adapted from Liquor.com:

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Ingredients
2 ounces anejo tequila
1/4 oz agave syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation
Lightly muddle the agave syrup, bitters and an orange peel in an Old Fashioned glass. Fill with ice and add the tequila. Stir, and garnish with an orange wedge

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X-Rated Old Fashioned

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and I’ve been celebrating with flavored variations on the Old Fashioned. So are they New Fashioneds? Regardless, here’s how I mixed up an X-Rated Fashion:

About This Cocktail
An Old Fashioned made with X-Rated in place of muddled sugar.

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Ingredients
2 ounces bourbon
.5 oz X-Rated
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation
Build right in an Old Fashioned glass. Add the X-Rated, bitters and bourbon then stir. Top with more ice and garnish with an orange wedge. Even finish it with a splash of soda water if you’d like.

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Elderflower Old Fashioned

About This Cocktail
An Old Fashioned made with St. Germain in place of muddled sugar.

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Ingredients
2 ounces bourbon
.5 oz St Germain
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation
Build right in an Old Fashioned glass. Add the St. Germain, bitters and bourbon then stir. Top with more ice and garnish with an orange wedge. Even finish it with a splash of soda water if you’d like.

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The Maple Old Fashioned

About This Cocktail
An Old Fashioned with maple syrup in place of muddled sugar and orange bitters in place of fruit.

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Ingredients
2 ounces bourbon
1 bar spoon maple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation
Build right in an Old Fashioned glass. Add the maple syrup, bitters and bourbon then stir. Top with more ice and garnish with an orange wedge. Even finish it with a splash of soda water if you’d like.

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Bitters At The Bar!

Earlier this week I wrote about a package of bitters that arrived in the mail.

Well, here’s a shot today of them on the shelf behind the bar:

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Not something the average bar customer sees up close, but I wanted to get a good shot of the bitters… So forgive the fact that you can see “behind the curtain” so to speak.

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