Bitter Bastard

Last weekend the bar was open at the house.  It has been a while and I was in the mood to make some sweet cocktails.  After making the Citroen Sunset, I wanted to move to a sipping drink that had my favorite liquor in it.  Bourbon!  So I created a take on Bourbon Ginger and made the bitter bastard.  I am a tad bit biased, especially since I love bourbon so much.  So I made one for Robb and he said it was a hit.  So not only is it good, it is Robb approved!

The Bitter Bastard

Fill a rocks glass with ice.

Add the Bourbon, 2 dashes of bitters and freshly squeezed lime juice.  Stir.

The Bitter Bastard

Top off with the ginger-ale and serve with a lime or orange wedge for garnish.

The perfect sipping drink

This drink is excellent.  It has similar notes to a bourbon ginger, but also has the added complexity that the bitters and lime juice bring to the table.  It is a great sipping drink.

Bitter Bastard
The Bitter Bastard is a great bourbon based sipping drink.
Course: Cocktail
Servings: 1
Author: Rex
Ingredients
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 4 oz ginger-ale
  • orange or lime wedge for garnish
Instructions
  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice.
  2. Add the Bourbon, 2 dashes of bitters and freshly squeezed lime juice. Stir.
  3. Top off with the ginger-ale and serve with a lime or orange wedge for garnish.

 

 

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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