In an attempt to defend the good name of bitters as a cocktail ingredient, I present now the Bernardo.

2 oz Gin

1/2 oz Triple Sec

2 tsp Lemon Juice

2 dashes Bitters (I used Angostura)

Pour all four ingredients into a cocktail shaker three-quarters full of ice and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.

Angostura bitters are the most commonly available brand and can be used in almost any recipe that calls for bitters (unless it calls for orange bitters which Angostura and a few other companies do produce). This drink has a lot of lemon juice in it compared to most other cocktails and that along with the triple sec give the Bernardo a very strong citrus flavor. Even if you don’t taste the alcohol too much, this is still a bold cocktail and not for the faint of heart.

Recipe courtesy of the Webtender.

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