The Bitter Biter


  1. 2 ounces bourbon
  2. 1 ounce bitters
  3. 1 ounce fresh ginger juice
  4. ½ teaspoon honey
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How to Make It

Add the bourbon, bitters, ginger juice, and honey to the glass (they should all be at room temperature). Stir stir until the honey is incorporated, then add a large ice cube or handful of ice. Enjoy.

Why We Like It

Biting may now be the most-talked-about move in soccer after Uruguay’s Luis Suarez bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match earlier this week. In honor of The Bite Heard Round the World, I’ve mixed up three of my favorite ingredients, which all happen to have quite a bit of bite to them: bourbon, bitters, and ginger. A bit of honey brings balance. What gives the Bitter Biter so much bite is that instead of just a few drops, it gets an entire ounce of bitters. It also calls for an ounce of fresh ginger juice, which I make in my juicer. If you don’t have a juicer, you can pulverize ginger in a food processor to liquify it (just be sure to strain it before adding it to the drink). Ginger liqueur is also a good substitute, but if you use that, leave out the honey. This is definitely a sipping cocktail, so take your time with it. I promise it tastes a lot better than a sweaty soccer player’s shoulder.

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