5 Cocktail Recipes Using Cocktail Bitters

5 Cocktail Recipes Using Cocktail Bitters Cover

Ready to add some excitement to your drinking experience? Cocktail bitters are concentrated flavouring agents that elevate the flavours of the cocktails. Did you know that cocktails like old-fashioned use bitters in their recipe? Well, yes! It’s what adds an intricate layer to the drinks that truly boosts the flavour profile of the drink. If you love such cocktails you are in for a treat! We have compiled a list of simple and easy cocktail recipes featuring cocktail bitters! Explore and find your next favourite tipple now.

Bitter Cocktail Recipes To Try

1. Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Old-Fashioned Cocktail
Sip on the timeless classic and let its symphony of flavours transport your senses into pure bliss. Old-fashioned is a classic whisky cocktail that highlights the intricate flavours of the scotch whisky. This recipe features the bold and finest Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky that blends with bitters and simple syrup to create an unforgettable drink. Here’s the cocktail recipe for you to try at home:

Ingredients
- Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky - 60ml
- Angostura Bitters - 2 dashes
- Simple Syrup - 10ml
- Orange Twist - 1
- Ice

Method
- Grab a mixing glass and fill it with ice.
- Next, measure and pour simple syrup, two dashes of aromatic bitters, and Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky into the glass.
- Stir well to combine.
- Prepare a rocks glass by placing a big block of ice in it.
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture from the mixing glass into the prepared rocks glass.
- Twist an orange peel to express the oils into the drink and drop it into the glass to garnish.

2. Negroni Cocktail Recipe

 Negroni Cocktail
Negroni is a classic gin cocktail that has a pronounced flavour profile. The enticing fusion of rich botanicals of gin, sweet vermouth and bitter aperitif is a treat to the senses. It’s perfect for any occasion. You can enjoy a negroni cocktail as an aperitif to prepare your palate for a delicious meal ahead, serve it at your next cocktail party or enjoy it after a long day. Here’s the gin cocktail recipe for you:

Ingredients
- Tanqueray London Dry Gin - 30ml
- Sweet Vermouth - 30ml 
- Herbal-infused Bitter Aperitif - 30ml 
- Orange Peel - 1
- Ice 

Instructions
- Grab a mixing glass and fill it with ice.
- Measure and pour Tanqueray London Dry Gin, sweet vermouth and bitter aperitif into the mixing glass.
- Using a cocktail stirrer or a bar spoon, stir the ingredients well to combine.
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
- Garnish with an orange peel or orange slices.

3. Rob Roy Cocktail Recipe

Rob Roy Cocktail
This scotch whisky twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail is not to be missed. If you are a whisky enthusiast, then you surely fall in love with this cocktail. The impeccable blend of sweet vermouth, aromatic bitters and Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky is rich and tempting to the palate. Here’s the whisky cocktail recipe for you:

Ingredients
- Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky - 60ml
- Sweet Vermouth - 60ml
- Aromatic Bitters - 2 dashes
- Orange Peel - 1
- Ice

Method
- Grab a mixing glass and fill it with ice.
- Measure and pour 60ml of Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky, 30ml of sweet vermouth and two dashes of aromatic bitters into the mixing glass.
- Stir well to combine.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Twist an orange zest over the drink to express its oil, and drop it into the glass to garnish.
- Additionally, you can also garnish with a brandied cherry.

4. Last Word Cocktail Recipe

Last Word Cocktail
This is a pre-prohibition cocktail that is perfect to sip all year round. It’s especially delightful when savoured in the fall season. The beautiful blend of Tanqueray No TEN Gin, herbal green liqueur, sweet maraschino liqueur and lime juices creates a visually stunning cocktail that is sweet, and sour and has a hint of earthy flavour. Here’s the cocktail recipe for you to try:

Ingredients
- Tanqueray No. Ten Gin - 22.5ml
- Green Herbal Liqueur - 22.5ml
- Maraschino Liqueur - 22.5ml
- Lime Juice - 22.5ml
- Brandied Cherry - 1
- Ice

Method
- Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
- Using a jigger, measure and pour Tanqueray No. TEN Gin, green herbal liqueur, maraschino liqueur, and lime juice into the shaker.
- Shake well to combine the ingredients.
- Using a strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled coupe glass.
- Garnish with a brandied cherry and serve!