Today’s cocktail “The Fitzgerald” is a great Gin drink that doesn’t limit the spirit to the summer months. While many Gin drinks are refreshing for a late summer’s afternoon, this one’s use of bitters makes it much more mellow. Despite the abundance of lemon juice, I wouldn’t categorize this as a sour drink. Instead look at this as a highlighter to your bitters, as the flavor comes through from the aromatics. While I made this drink with Angostura Bitters, I believe it’s worth trying with a variety of other flavors (orange specifically is what came to mind).
½ oz Simple Syrup
1 ½ oz Gin
1 ½ oz Lemon Juice
3 Dashes of Bitters (Aromatic)
Shake with ice strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.