Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker

"I found this when I was looking for recipes for angostura bitters. Since I don't drink the no alcohol appealed to me and I am darn sick of packaged mixes that I can buy. I am also tired of all ice tea so A Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker just appealed. And I like the name."
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Ready In:


  • 6 -7 fluid ounces tonic water (or plain)
  • 1 -2 fluid ounce lime juice, see note
  • 3 -6 drops Angostura bitters


  • Note: Brand used, Rose's Lime concentrate.
  • Shake the juice and the bitters.
  • Pour over ice.
  • Add the tonic.
  • Serve.
  • Note this recipes is for an 8 ounce water glass. If using another glass keep the portions the same. 6-1.
  • The original sapsucker called for half and half portions.

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  1. I am not a fan of Rose`s lime juice I find it to sweet so I used 1/2 the amount and added fresh lime juice. Loved the bitters I went for 6 drops. Thank you for a very refreshing drink!
  2. Yum! I enjoyed this drink! I used 7 oz. tonic water, 2 oz. lime juice, and 4-5 drops bitters. Next time I will use a little less lime juice(I used Rose's). Thanks! Made for Taste of Yellow-Live Strong event in the photo forum.


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