The Pretty Tony

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


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 12 oz. navy-strength gin
  • 12 lime
  • 10 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz. tonic


Step 1

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

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