The Pretty Tony

by0| PUBLISHED May 26, 2014 10:35 PM
The Pretty Tony
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. Ingalls Photography
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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."

Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> oz. navy-strength gin
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> lime
  • 10 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz. tonic

Instructions

  • Pour gin into an ice-filled rocks glass; squeeze in half a lime and drop into drink. Stir in bitters and tonic.