Orange bitters are aromatic bitters made from the zest of oranges and spices, including cardamom, coriander, and allspice. They can give a cocktail a complex flavour profile that stands out. This blog post will look at five drinks that pair perfectly with orange bitters.

1- The Old Fashioned

This classic cocktail is made with whiskey or brandy, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and orange bitters. The orange bitters add an extra layer of complexity to this already delicious drink. To make an old fashioned, combine 2 ounces of rye whiskey or brandy in a rocks glass with one teaspoon of simple syrup and two dashes each of Angostura and orange bitters. Add one large ice cube and stir for about 30 seconds until the mixture is chilled. Garnish with an orange peel if desired.

2- The Manhattan

Another classic drink that pairs well with orange bitters is the Manhattan. This unique cocktail combines whiskey rye or bourbon, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, and orange for an unforgettable flavour experience. To make a Manhattan, combine 2 ounces of whiskey in a mixing glass with 1 ounce of sweet vermouth and 2 dashes each of Angostura and orange bitters. Fill the mixing glass with ice cubes, stir for 30 seconds or until chilled, then strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe glass. Garnish with cherries if desired.

3- The Negroni

This Italian favourite usually uses gin as its base spirit, but you can also use vodka or tequila instead of gin for something different! To make your negroni, mix 2 ounces of gin, vodka, or tequila in a mixing glass filled halfway full of ice cubes along with 1 ounce of Campari liqueur and 1 ounce of red vermouth; stir gently for 15–20 seconds until chilled; Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass; garnish with an orange slice if desired; serve! You can also add one dash each of Angostura and orange bitters for added complexity.

4- The Martini

You can’t talk about classic cocktails without mentioning the martini! This timeless drink is traditionally served neat, but you can spice it up by adding some orange bitters to give it an extra oomph! To make your martini, mix 4 ounces dry vermouth in a shaker filled halfway full of ice cubes along with 3 ounces vodka or gin; add one dash each of Angostura and orange bitters; shake vigorously for 10–15 seconds until chilled; strain into a chilled martini glass; garnish as desired, olive or lemon twist works great; serve.

5- The Margarita

Who doesn’t love a good margarita? This tequila-based cocktail usually contains lime juice and triple sec but adding some orange bitters will take it to the next level! To make an extra special margarita, mix 2 ounces tequila, and Blanco, in a shaker tin with 1-ounce fresh lime juice, 1/2-ounce triple sec liqueur, 1/4-ounce agave syrup or simple syrup, and 1 dash each of Angostura and orange bitters. Fill the shaker tin with ice cubes; shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds; strain into an ice-filled rocks glass; garnish with a lime wedge if desired; serve.

Drinks That Pair Well With Orange Bitters - In summary

Orange Bitters are magical when creating delicious cocktails; they add depth and complexity to any drink they touch. There's no end to what you can do when you have some Orange Bitters. So go ahead, grab yourself some Orange Bitters today and get ready to explore new flavor combinations like never before. Cheers.