Angostura aromatic bitters are perfect for use in flavoring beverages and food, enhancing the flavor of ingredients without masking their true flavor. Bitters is an alcoholic beverage flavored with herbal essences and has a bitter or bittersweet flavor. It is bitter and tangy to the taste, and reminiscent of cinnamon, cardamom, anise, and cloves. Angostura bitters is well suited for whiskey and rum drinks and also adds structure and complexity to fruity cocktails. Made by Angostura.
2 oz good rye whiskey
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 tablespoon cherry jam
2 to 3 dashes aromatic bitters
1/4 teaspoon rose water
garnish with 1 or 2 Luxardo maraschino cherries, if desired
Combine the whiskey, vermouth, jam, bitters, and rose water in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Be careful not to add too much rosewater or it can overpower the drink. Shake until frosty, a good minute or so. Strain over ice into a rocks glass, and garnish with Luxardo maraschino cherries if desired.