With a drink as clear and straightforward as a traditional gin and tonic, the addition of bitters can transform the appearance, flavor, and aroma in delightful ways. Here, 10 dashes of Angostura bitters add bright spice to a version from Wingtip in San Francisco. This recipe first appeared in our June/July 2014 issue with Camper English's story "Miracle Cure."
- 1 1⁄2 oz. navy-strength gin
- 1⁄2 lime
- 10 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 oz. tonic
Pour gin into an ice-filled rocks glass; squeeze in half a lime and drop into drink. Stir in bitters and tonic.