Whether you opt for Straight Rye for that spicy bite or bourbon for a more rounded mouthfeel, this elegant cocktail is simple on paper but with complexity in every sip. Like any cocktails with just a few ingredients which means nowhere to hide, top-shelf stuff isn't necessary but quality stuff is.
20 ml Sweet vermouth
1 dash Aromatic bitters
Cherry or orange twist
Serve in a Coupe glass.
❶ Chill the glass.
❷ In a mixing glass, measure and pour in whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters.
❸ Add ice and stir desired temperature and dilution (Mine is 30 seconds).
❹ Strain and pour into the chilled glass.
❺ Optional: twist orange peel to express oil.
❻ Garnish and enjoy!