Aromatic Collins Cocktail

By Jamie Boudreau

Bitters have been an ingredient in cocktails since the birth of the art form. Some would say that a cocktail is not truly a cocktail without bitters. Even so, it is rare to find a cocktail that utilizes more than a dash or two. Not so with the Aromatic Collins. A lover of bitters, Jamie Boudreau uses an entire ounce of Angostura Bitters in this creation.


Recipe for the Aromatic Collins

1 oz fresh lemon juice

1 oz simple syrup

1 oz aromatic bitters

soda water


  • shake juice and simple syrup with ice
  • strain into a Collins glass over ice
  • layer bitters over top sour mixture
  • top with soda water
  • garnish with a lemon peel
  • Comments
    jellydonut 1 Nov 2011
    10:37 am

    I’ve actually been fantasizing about this cocktail for a couple of days now. I mean literally daydreaming. I called it an Angostura Fizz though.. and my head-creation used lime instead of lemon, because.. well, I prefer lime.

    And NOW I understand why you have Angostura bitters in speed pouring bottles at Canon. >:D

    Floridan 2 Nov 2011
    6:35 am

    Okay. I’ll have to give this one a spin. I’ve been stuck on the old fashioned for two weeks now. (Although I REALLY want to attempt The Machine Head.)

    Ginty 2 Nov 2011
    9:00 am

    Jaime!  The new bar looks amazing, congratulations!

    blair frodelius 5 Nov 2011
    5:58 am


    Where can I get 750ml bottles of Angostura?  :)



    jellydonut 9 Nov 2011
    7:51 am

    Since they are label-less I’ll assume the botttles were refilled on-site from either 12oz dasher bottles, or some sort of bulk packaging available to bars.

    Danny 20 Nov 2011
    9:26 am

    I made this drink and tried it….to each his own.

    Johnnysatty 8 Aug 2012
    2:00 pm sells a 16oz bottle for $19 bucks

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