Fourth Regiment Cocktail

The Fourth Regiment Cocktail dates back to the late 19th century. Like many cocktails of the day, it was most likely made with rye whiskey rather than bourbon. The keys to making this cocktail are to choose a quality bottled in bond rye whiskey and to make sure you have a bottle of celery bitters on hand as it is the magic ingredient.

Watch Robert Hess make the Fourth Regiment Cocktail


1 part bottled in bond rye whiskey

1 part sweet vermouth

1 dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

1 dash The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters

1 dash The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters


Stir all ingredients well with ice.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with Lemon twist. TIP: add lemon twist to the glass before pouring the cocktail to add the most robust lemon flavor throughout the cocktail.


Greg Patenaude 12 Nov 2013
10:44 am

Hi Jamie,

I happen to have celery bitters so its nice to find a cocktail in which I can use them.  I’m curious, what kind of rye were you using in this video?  I’m a huge rye fan but I don’t think I’m familiar with this one.

Cheers and keep up the great work.



Small Screen Colin 12 Nov 2013
11:11 am


The rye that Jamie is using here is James E. Pepper “1776” Straight Rye Whiskey.

Thank you for watching!

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