Jim German on His Small Town Cocktail Bar, Jimgermanbar, in Washington State. I LOVE this bar, and these two are the bees knees.
The Black Mission Fig Bitters pairs beautifully with scotch it’s no surprise that we’re seeing it used in scotch cocktails, from Highland’s “Blackbird” to this hot ticket from Saveur called “The Scottish Dream”. It’s inspired by Speed Rack gang leader Lynnete Marrero‘s creation “The Flannen Isle Lua”; see her original recipe below.
Horse's Neck Cocktail. 2 ounces bourbon ginger ale 2 dashes Angostura Bitters Peel an entire lemon in one spiral strand and hang the peel over the rim of a high ball glass. Pour in the bourbon. Fill the rest of the glass with ginger ale and add the bitters. I also like to use this recipe plus Pimms for a nice summer Pimms jug.
Recipe: Pressure Drop - 1 1/2 oz Ransom Old Tom Gin, 3/4 oz Clear Creek Pear Brandy, 3/4 oz Amaro, 1/4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth, Couple dashes of Angostura bitters and my house made Pick Me Up Bitters, Garnish with an orange twist... Place all ingredients in a mixing glass except the garnish. Stir with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Recipe: The Six Inch Gold Blade - 1.5 oz Smith and Cross Rum, .5 oz Punt e Mes Vermouth, .5 oz Nardini Amaro, .5 oz Campari, 1 tsp of Laphroaig Scotch, 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters, 1 dash mole bitters, 1 orange twist... Place all ingredients in a mixing glass except the garnish. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Express the oils of a orange twist over the cocktail and discard the twist.