Cocktail Making

RECIPES &

RESOURCES

~ Cocktail & Culinary ~

Cocktails:

Below is a list of classic cocktails matched to a preferred single-flavor bitter. Keep in mind that this is just a start, and the single flavor bitters are designed to be mixed and matched to create your own unique combinations. 

ORANGE

Manhattan, Martini, Old Fashioned, The Liberal, Blood & Sand

GRAPEFRUIT

Gin & Tonic, Martini, French 75, Hemingway, The Blinker

LEMON

Honeymoon Cocktail, Golden Dawn, Flying Dutchman, Derby, Blue Moon

LIME

Ford Cocktail, Martini, Doctor Cocktail, Vesper, Gin & Tonic

HIBISCUS

Margarita, Jack Rose, Brooklyn Cocktail, Valencia

LAVENDER

Margarita, Gimlet, Gin & Tonic, Martinez, Daiquiri

STAR ANISE

Sazerac, Old Grandad, Hanky Panky, Corpse Reviver #2

BAY LEAF

Manhattan, Boulevardier, The Blackthorn Cocktail 

SICHUAN

Martinez, Sidecar, Whiskey Sour, Mai Tai

CINNAMON

Hot Toddy, Old Fashioned, Old Grandad, Pisco Sour

CARDAMOM

Brandy Crusta, Milk Punch, Old Fashioned, Daiquiri

ALLSPICE

Monkey Gland, Lion’s Tail, Fog Cutter, Mai Tai

CLOVE

East Indian Cocktail, Pisco Sour, Egg Nog, Brandy Alexander

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Pots and Pans

Culinary Uses:

Bitters go far beyond just cocktails…

Frostings

Bitters, just like extracts, are liquid flavors. To add flavor to a frosting you would never use a dry spice because it adds an undesired peppery look but also doesn’t quite get the same flavor. By adding bitters you can expand your flavor palate beyond vanilla and offer up some truly unique flavors. Try some Sichuan in your frosting with ginger cupcakes, or add lime to the frosting of your sugar cookies. 

 

Candy

At home we’ve made rock candy, gummy bears, and chocolates, all enhanced with bitters. Use a little orange, cardamon, lavender, or clove for some very fun candies - a project the whole family can enjoy. 

 

Pancakes & Waffles

Another great place to use bitters is to take something ordinary and make it something special. We add bitters to our pancakes to liven things up. For example, add cinnamon and clove to your pancake mix, dip sliced apples in the batter, and fry away. You will be delighted by the additional flavor. These apple pancakes go especially good with cinnamon sugar, or sweet and condensed milk on top instead of syrup. These ideas also work great in oatmeal. 

 

Oysters

Bitters can also be added to a medley of other condiments to widen your oyster flavor profile. Add a little Sichuan, Bay Leaf, or Grapefruit for both aroma and flavor. 

 

Salad Dressings

Making a salad dressing can be as simple as combining a beautiful wine vinegar and flavor. Traditionally made with salt and pepper, try adding flavors like lavender, star anise or cardamom to increase the aroma and flavor of a dressing. 

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Vintage Orange

Cocktail Recipes

The original, our first love, our debut album, was our first honest step into the bitters world. Named Vintage Orange No.1 because it was in fact our first formula as well as our debut flavor, this bitter is a classic orange but with Bourbon as the base. With this flavor profile this bitter works extremely well with brown spirits - especially Whiskeys. If you have this bottle at home you can use it wherever Orange bitters are called for. 

CLASSIC COCKTAILS 

​Other recipes that work well with Vintage Orange are:

Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, Old Grandad

DASHFIRE COCKTAIL

1.0oz. Bourbon

0.5oz. Benedictine

0.5oz. Cream Sherry

5 Drops Vintage Orange Bitters

1 Egbert’s Cherry

 

AMARO AMORE

1.5oz. Gin

0.5oz. Aperol

0.5oz. Saint Germaine

3 Drops Vintage Orange Bitters

Aromatic Bitter Recipes

CLASSIC COCKTAILS for OLD FASHIONED AROMATIC

Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Allegheny, Americana, Harvard, Sweeney’s Cocktails, Jockey Club, Brandy Sour

 

CLASSIC COCKTAILS for CLASSIC CREOLE

Vieux Carre, Stone Fence, Holland Gin, Hilliard Cocktail, The Sawyer

 

CLASSIC COCKTAILS for SPICED APPLE

Martinez, Inca Cocktail, Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Mai Tai, Singapore Sling

 

CLASSIC COCKTAILS for JERRY THOMAS DECANTER 

Clover Club, Manhattan, Martini, Pink Gin Pink, Champagne Cocktail, The Sawyer, Singapore Sling, Rob Roy

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Vagabond Collection Recipes

CLASSIC COCKTAILS for MR.LEE'S
Gin & Tonic, Gin Ricky, Gin Fizz, Martinez

MARTINEZ

2.0oz. Gin

0.5oz. Luxardo Maraschino

1.0 Vermouth Cocchi Americano

6 Drops Mr. Lee’s Bitters​

 

MOLE BITTERS TEQUILA OLD FASHIONED

2.0oz. Anejo Tequila

0.25 - 0.5oz. Simple Syrup or Agave Nectar

3 Dashes Mole Bitters​

 

CHAI'WALLA COCKTAIL

1.25oz. Vodka

1.25oz. Heavy Cream

0.75oz. Milk

0.75oz. Ginger Liqueur

5 Heavy Dashes of Chai’Walla Bitters

*add a little chocolate syrup or Imperial Stout for fun.

GALLERY

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