- 2oz Jameson Irish whiskey
- 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- Ginger ale (I love Boylan’s, but let’s not get picky)
- Lemon wedge (optional)
Pour the whiskey over ice in a 12-16oz glass, and add 2 dashes Peychaud’s (up it to 3 if using Angostura). Top with ginger ale and stir lightly. Add the lemon wedge if you’re interested in bringing some sourness to the party. I usually am.
Improvise at will, replacing the Jameson with bourbon or even gin, and the ginger ale with 7up or tonic. Any of these basic combos is a great way to play around with the added power of bitters.
I love bitters.
Do yourself a favor and go read the whole post which is, as always, well written. Additionally it’s given me a new favorite term “Hyperbolic blogwankery.”