Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is based on a recipe from Jenny Ridgwell's book, The Book of Cocktails.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar (original recipe calls for 1 cube)
  • ice cube
  • 1 ounce rye whiskey or 1 ounce bourbon whiskey
  • 1 slice lemon peel
  • 1 maraschino cherry (I also add 2 teaspoons of the juice)


  1. In old-fashioned tumbler, muddle bitters with sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add ice cubes and rye or bourbon.
  3. Extract zest by twisting lemon peel over drink, then drop it in and garnish with cherry.
Most Helpful

A classic recipe for a cocktail that will mainly appeal to people who like a slightly sweeter drink. Works best using whisky with a fairly neutral taste.

Is This Really Necessary August 12, 2010

Great recipe! I have never tried one of these before, and I like it! I had a new bottle of bitters in the liquor cabinet so I thought I'd give it a whirl; it smells wonderful. I added a squeeze of lemon juice and I used Crown Royal Special Reserve. Made for veg*n tag.

JanuaryBride January 15, 2009