Saturday, December 18, 2010

Angler's Cocktail

This recipe comes from Charlie Paul's 1902 classic "Recipes of American and other Iced Drinks".


   Fill a tumbler with chipped ice ; put in two or three drops of Angostura bitters, half a teaspoonful of orange bitters, and three or four drops of raspberry syrup ; add half a wine-glassful of gin, then stir well and strain off.'s the recipe again in a more modern parlance:

Angler's Cocktail
2 oz gin
1/2 tsp orange bitters
2-3 drops raspberry syrup
2-3 drops Angostura bitters

Stir well with chipped ice, strain into a cocktail glass.

The Angler is bittersweet, as the amount of orange bitters would suggest, The small touches of ango bitters and raspberry syrup add some spice and sweet in the background...but those flavors stay in the background.

The orange bitters dominate and the drink remains very dry, a great crossover drink for anyone who likes a really dry martini and wants to try something different.