My husband and I are still on our bitters kick, but we may have to take a break and start using up some of the bitters we already have, as there’s not an empty mason jar left in the house.
We just finished a batch flavored with cherry, almond, and bergamot, which turned out considerably sunnier than the typical moody-broody flavors which we mix with rye or bourbon. This batch called for something more vibrant, and having just brought home a box of winter clementines, we were destined to end our evening with this delightful drink.
Sweet Clementine Martini with Cherry – Almond Bitters:
1 overflowing jigger vodka
juice of one clementine or tangerine
about 2 tsp. cherry – almond bitters (alternatively, use a few shakes store-bought cherry bitters and just a drop or two of pure almond extract)
2 tsp. powered sugar (optional)
Shake ingredients vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.