ORANGE COCKTAIL BITTERS

Rosé of Cimarron

Created or adapted by Cocktailpunk

1.5 oz Astral Tequila
1 oz rosé vermouth
.25 oz agave syrup
.5 oz lime juice
1 squeeze Cocktailpunk Orange Bitters

Shake, strain, and serve up in in chilled coupe. Garnish with a lime twist, expressing oils into the drink.

Not just any blanco tequila will do. Astral really is something special, and this drink was perfected by it.

Perfect Italian

Created or adapted by Cocktailpunk

2 oz gin, Beefeater preferred
.25 oz Campari
.25 oz vermouth, Cocchi Torino preferred
1 squeeze of Cocktailpunk Orange Bitters
orange twist

Stir, strain, and serve up in a chilled coupe. James Bond variation: shaken, not stirred. Shake and do not fine stain— ice chrystals are key! Garnish with an orange twist, expressing oils into the drink.

Perfect Martini variation or elongated Negroni? You be the judge. A gateway Campari drink.

La Paola

Created or adapted by Cocktailpunk

Fill a highball glass with ice, then halfway with good quality sweetened cranberry juice. Top with cold sparkling water, adding one or two squeezes of Cocktailpunk Orange Bitters, to taste. Garnish with an orange twist, expressing oils into the drink.

A very, very, very low-alcohol drink of delightful complexity. Enjoy virtuously.

English Channel

Courtesy of Mr. Bryan Dayton, Oak at Fourteenth

1 oz Sipsmith gin
.5 oz Contratto Vermouth Bianco
.25 oz Dolin Génépy des Alpes
1 squeeze Cocktailpunk Orange Bitters
lemon twist

Stir and serve in a chilled coupe, garnish with a lemon twist.

A beautiful riff on a 50/50 Martini, this was built for Sipsmith but another favorite London Dry Gin would not disappoint too much. Created for the Colorado Sipsmith launch event.

The Best is Yet to Come

Courtesy of Ms. Allison Anderson, Frasca Food and Wine

.75 oz Campari
.75 oz Republic Silver Tequila
.5 oz Yellow chartreuse
.5 oz Amaro Ciociaro
1 squeeze Cocktailpunk Orange Bitters

Shake and pour over large rocks in chilled old fashioned glass.

Woody Creek

Courtesy of Mr. Stuart Jensen, Green Russell

2 oz Tincup Whiskey
.5 oz Combier Pamplemousse
.5 oz Vergano Bianco Vermouth
2 squeezes Cocktailpunk Orange Bitters
lemon twist

Stir, Strain into a coupe, Garnish with lemon twist.

This cocktail was created for the March Tincup launch at Middle Branch, NYC.

Cold River Classic

Courtesy of Ms. Elizabeth Sawtelle, Nick's on Broadway

1.5 oz Cold River Gin
1.5 oz Contratto Bianco Vermouth
2 squeezes Cocktailpunk Orange Bitters

Stir and serve up in a chilled coupe.

Freezer Quarantinis

Courtesy of Mr. Paul Clarke, Imbibe Magazine

These martinis are meant to be stored in the freezer and poured directly, with no stirring in ice required or wanted. Here we use a traditional 4:1 ratio of gin to dry vermouth, and add water to dilute the drink as stirring with ice would. To a clean 750 ml bottle add:

125 ml dry vermouth
125 ml filtered water
6 good squeezes of Cocktailpunk Orange Bitters

and fill the bottle with gin (about 500 ml).

Cap tightly, shake, and store in the freezer for at least 3 hours. Pour into chilled glasses with the garnish of your choice, and marvel at the simplicity. Thanks to Paul Clarke of Imbibe Magazine for this "small comfort."