Sarsaparilla Dry Bitters combine old-fashioned root beer flavor together with a subtle tannic effect. These ‘Dry’ bitters act as a cocktail girdle, firming up flabby edges, tightening up on sweetness, while giving a subtle sarsaparilla and root flavor to the drink.
Key Flavor Components Root Beer, Herbal Tannins, Sarsaparilla.
Suggested Use Work beautifully in stirred drinks and pair very well with sweet Italian vermouth, Armagnac, whiskey, and gin.
Ford Hybrid Cocktail
(by Lara Nixon – Bad Dog Bar Craft)
1oz Old Tom Gin
1oz blanc vermouth, mid-sweet such as Dolin Blanc
3 dashes orange bitters (Regan’s is preferred)
3 dashes Bad Dog Bar Craft Sarsaparilla Dry bitters
Maraschino cherry, to garnish
Combine all ingredients with ice in a pint glass and stir until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a Luxardo maraschino cherry. If you can’t get a genuine maraschino cherry, please skip the cherry.