In this recent video, Robert Hess shows us how to make a cocktail that predates 1900! It's called the Fourth Regiment Cocktail and I'm enjoying one right now. Featuring rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, plus the ingredients that really got my eye: a trio of bitters (orange, creole and celery).
As Hess mentions in the video, fans of the Manhattan are likely to enjoy this drink. I particularly liked the flavour imparted by the celery bitters, it really comes out in the final result, without being too overpowering. I've been trying to use my celery bitters, which I love, as an ingredient in something other than my Bloody Mary.
Give it a go and let me know what you think.
Fourth Regiment Cocktail
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What did you think of the Fourth Regiment Cocktail?