Sweet vermouth, warm and smoky bourbon, and two different kinds of bitters give this drink a layered, complex taste. And the crisp bubbles and mild citrus flavor of 7UP bring it all together, making it the perfect sipping drink if you’re a fan of bourbon cocktails. Perfect for game night, a cocktail party, or a low-key evening in.
What are bitters? Bitters are a common addition to cocktails, often just a dash or splash at a time. They pack a lot of flavor in just a few drops because of their concentrated nature. Bitters are made by infusing a neutral alcohol with aromatics, including roots, seeds, fruits, herbs, or spices. The “regular” bitters in this recipe can be Angostura bitters, a common brand found at any number of grocery stores. Orange bitters should be close by on the shelf or easily found at a good liquor store.