Saturday, September 8, 2012

Exhibit #112: Obscure Bitters

Tonight we present several cocktails which feature defunct bitters - namely Amer Picon, khoosh bitters, and Abbott’s bitters. All come from the San Francisco Bitters Company in some form or another (the Amer Picon is created by combining their Segalas bitters with vodka and simple syrup). We cannot attest to their authenticity as we have never had the originals after which they are patterned, but the bitters themselves are certainly tasty and feature some aspects of flavor that differ from the more commonly available brands.

Fin de Siècle $9
Dry gin, red vermouth, Amer Picon, orange bitters, up.

Hugo Bracer $7
2 parts each apple brandy and lime juice to 1 part each Amer Picon and pomegranate syrup, up.

Liberal Cocktail $9
Bulleit rye, Carpano Antica vermouth, Amer Picon, orange bitters, up.

Marion no. 1 Cocktail $9
Equal parts cognac (Martell VSOP), Grand Marnier, and dry vermouth with a dash of khoosh bitters. Curiously I’ve yet to come across a Marion no. 2 cocktail…

Monkey Island $9
2 parts dry vermouth to 1 part each dry gin and sloe gin, with a dash of khoosh bitters.

Swan Cocktail $7
Lime juice, dry vermouth, dry gin, and Pernod in a 4:3:2:1 ratio, dashed with Abbott’s bitters.

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