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Rum Swizzle
B is for Bitters

Steeped with herbs, citrus peels and spices, BITTERS were used as medicine back in the day -- pre-19th century! Today, they're trending at the bar. Add a few drops to cocktails to balance sweet or fruity flavors, or to give a kick to gin and tonic or sweet liquor such as bourbon or rum. The most popular type is angostura, derived from a bitter-tasting root, but other versions are made with chocolate, grapefruit or even spicy sriracha.

Shake up some bitters in our adaptation of the Rum Swizzle by Phillip Greene.

Get the recipe!