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


  1. 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.

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