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Cocktails & Spirits

Who wants to make me a cocktail?

Tehama | Nov 11, 201405:42 AM     37

Good morning! So, I'll preface this post by admitting I am no mixologist right-up-front! My repertoire mostly consists of perfecting the gin & tonic!

However, I've been wanting to expand my horizons and, as such, bought a bottle of bitters recently: Crude's [brand] orange and fig "Sycophant" Last night was my virgin attempt. I put 1 1/2 ounces of bourbon in a shaker, along with 1 ounce of sweet vermouth and several shakes of the bitters. Shook well, got nice little ice crystals floating, and enjoyed the cocktail. It was a tad on the sweet side, but not overly so, and I was fairly pleased with my creation.

The Sycophant label says it pairs well with bourbon, rye, tequila, and gin. (The Crude Bitters website does not presently have any receipts for the Sycophant bitters, though it does for some of its other bitters blends).

I'd be most grateful for any suggestions on new recipes to try with the orange & fig bitters - and, as less than an amateur, I'd be most grateful for recipes with few, easily obtainable, ingredients.

Many thanks! Cordially, Tehama

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