What cocktails can I make with bourbon and orange bitters that are tasty?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found a cocktail that includes bourbon and orange bitters which has a high rating for its taste. It also has a cold serving style and is stirred, not shaken.
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Bourbon and orange bitters

You asked: Bourbon and orange bitters cocktails. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Winter Whisky Sour

The Winter Whisky Sour is a seasonal twist on the classic Whisky Sour cocktail, embracing the citrus notes of orange...

Orange juice (15ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Bourbon (60ml)

4 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Benton’s Old Fashioned

Created by Don Lee from PDT bar in New York.

Angostura Bitters (Dash), Maple Syrup (7.5ml), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.66 / 5

Bourbon Sour

The Bourbon Sour is a classic American cocktail with a tangy and sweet flavor profile. This timeless drink is made...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Sugar (Half Teaspoon), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.6 / 5

Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail with a rich history and a bold, complex flavor profile. Originating in the...

Sugar (1 cube), Angostura Bitters (Few dashes), Bourbon (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.54 / 5

Bourbon Highball

The Bourbon Highball is a classic cocktail that packs a punch with its simple yet refreshing combination of whiskey and...

Whiskey (30ml), Ginger Ale (Top up)

2 ingredients
3.98 / 5

Old Southerner

A twist on the Old Fashioned by a gentleman with a sweet tooth. ~ Vince Napolitano

Orange Bitters (Dash), Sugar Syrup (10ml), Lemon-Lime soda (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

5 ingredients
3.88 / 5

Bourbon and Lemon

Lemon always goes with bourbon, but with this drink we get a hint of vanilla.

Lemon liqueur (22.5ml), Bourbon (60ml), Vanilla liqueur (10ml)

3 ingredients
3.85 / 5

Kentucky Orange Blossom

The Kentucky Orange Blossom is a captivating cocktail that merges the robust, rich flavors of Bourbon with the citrusy sweetness...

Cointreau (15ml), Orange juice (30ml), Bourbon (90ml)

3 ingredients
3.85 / 5

Fancy Free

The Fancy Free cocktail is a sophisticated and aromatic concoction perfect for bourbon enthusiasts who appreciate layered tastes within their...

Orange Bitters (Dash), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml), Maraschino cherry liqueur (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.83 / 5

Fancy Whisky

A very old cocktail, from the time when cocktails were originally invented. The "Fancy…" was a type of type of...

Sugar Syrup (Dash), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.63 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What does orange bitters add to a cocktail?

Orange bitters add a subtle citrus flavor with a hint of bitterness, which complements the sweetness of bourbon and enhances the overall complexity of the cocktail.

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How do you properly use bitters in cocktails?

Bitters are typically added in small amounts, such as a dash or a few drops, to cocktails. They should be mixed well to evenly distribute the flavor.

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What are some other types of bitters used in cocktails?

Besides orange bitters, other common types include Angostura, Peychaud’s, and herbal or aromatic bitters. Each provides unique flavors that can enhance different cocktails.

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Can you make your own orange bitters at home?

Yes, orange bitters can be made at home by infusing high-proof alcohol with orange peel, spices, and bittering agents like gentian root. However, the process can be complex and time-consuming.

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Are there non-alcoholic alternatives to bitters for cocktails?

Yes, there are non-alcoholic bitters or glycerin-based bitters available on the market. They offer similar flavor profiles without the alcohol content.

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