Photograph: Elana Lepkowski
Byrrh, a mild apéritif based on red wine and flavored lightly with quinine, gives a rich and spicy kick to this easy-to-make gin cocktail.
Special equipment: mixing glass, bar spoon, strainer
serves 1 cocktail, active time 5 minutes, total time 5 minutes
- 2 ounces dry gin, such as Caorunn Scottish Gin
- 3/4 ounce Byrrh
- 3 dashes orange bitters
- Garnish: Flamed orange peel
Add gin, Byrrh, and bitters to a mixing glass. Fill 2/3 full with ice. Stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with flamed orange peel.