What bitters work in a whiskey sour? Our Brown Spirit Bitter Guide

Today let’s make a whiskey sour and go through a few of the assort brown spirit bitters, here are the ones we’re choosing from: http://bit.ly/2KBQSm4

Should I use cocktail bitters in my whiskey sour? And, if so, which ones would they be? There are a good selection of brown spirit bitters to choose from, how do you know what fits the brown spirit? Usually those bitters tend to be more herbal forward, citrus but not too much flowery notes (like lavender and such, as those work well with clear spirits like gin).

The Whiskey Sour
– 2 oz bourbon
– .75 oz lemon juice
– .75 oz simple syrup
– .5 egg white
– 1 dash salt
– 3 dashes bitters

You can use whatever bitters you want to experiment with, including those in our set: https://awesomedrinks.com/products/whiskey-sour-bitter-set/

A standard whiskey sour recipe is fun, but when you’ve had a lot of them you start to look for variations to add a twist. The most consistent way to alter your standard whiskey sour (or boston sour) is to add a few dashes of cocktail bitters.

We use root beer bitters to add an interesting twist to the cocktail, because it has just the right balance of herbs without being sweet like a root beer beverage, but you will find some sarsaparilla backend flavor.

We also tend to favor chocolate bitters because of the nuance of dark chocolate / cacao added to the flavor profile.

Video Index
0:00 Introduction
0:42 Does a whiskey sour call for bitters?
1:05 Bittercube Root Beer Bitters, explained
1:56 Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla, explained
2:25 Scrappy’s Chocolate Bitters, explained
2:55 Bitter End Memphis Barbeque Bitters, explained
3:17 Bittercube Trinity Bitters, explained
3:57 Scrappy’s Orleans Bitters, explained
4:16 Scrappy’s Black Lemon Bitters, explained
4:46 Whiskey Sour Recipe Breakdown
5:17 Recipe creation
6:43 How many milliliters in a dash of bitters?
7:06 How to dry shake without spilling
8:20 Dashes on the foam, for fun!
8:51 The tasting notes
10:07 What bitters do to a cocktail
11:06 What is in our bitter bundle? Cost savings!
14:01 Live stream coming up (dates)

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