Bitters have been an ingredient in cocktails since the birth of the art form. Some would say that a cocktail is not truly a cocktail without bitters. Even so, it is rare to find a cocktail that utilizes more than a dash or two. Not so with the Aromatic Collins. A lover of bitters, Jamie Boudreau uses an entire ounce of Angostura Bitters in this creation.
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz aromatic bitters
Shake juice and simple syrup with ice.
Strain into a Collins glass over ice.
Layer bitters over top sour mixture.
Top with soda water.
Garnish with a lemon peel.