Bitters basics: Champagne cocktail and the Manhattan


Champagne cocktail

Sugar cube – soaked in Angostura bitters
Top with champagne
Serve in flute

Manhattan (old skool)

Rye whiskey
Sweet Vermouth
Angostura bitteres

Mix 3 to 1 rye whiskey to sweet vermouth.
Add a goodly 5 dashes of Angostura bitters.

Rachel Maddow demonstrates here.