Open Your Olympics-Viewing Experience The Right Way With These Themed Cocktails

We’re just days away from the 2018 Olympics and trust we’re not alone in anticipating all of the exciting competitions and medals earned that come with it.

As with any televised athletic event, viewing parties in the homes of those watching are a given, as are indulgent refreshments spreads and celebratory tipples. With that spirit in mind, Alexander Hauck and Stephan Berg of The Bitter Truth share a trio of Olympic achievement themed cocktails. Gold, Silver, and Bronze are more than just medal values when they’re in your glass, and in your glass is where you’ll want these on February 9th, 2018 when the opening ceremonies begin (and, we trust, throughout the events as well).

The Golden Margarita is a winter-weather take on a summer staple with an exotic flavor profile redolent with spicy ginger, citrus fruits, almonds, and allspice. The Silver Highball riffs on your classic gin martini, while the Bronze Old Fashioned brims with flavors of clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pepper. So what we have here are three ways to win big during this Olympic season. Enjoy them.

By Alexander Hauck and Stephan Berg

  • 2 oz Reposado Tequila
  • 3/4 oz The Bitter Truth – Golden Falernum
  • 2 dashes The Bitter Truth – Chocolate Bitters
  • 3/4 oz Lime Juice Cordial (or ¼ oz fresh lime juice and ½ oz simple syrup)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

By Alexander Hauck and Stephan Berg

  • 1 oz The Bitter Truth – Pink Gin
  • 3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 2 dashes The Bitter Truth – Olive Bitters
  • fill up with Tonic Water

Pour ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice.

By Alexander Hauck and Stephan Berg

  • 2 oz Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1/3 oz The Bitter Truth – Pimento Dram
  • 2 dashes The Bitter Truth – Creole Bitters

Pour ingredients into a tumbler filled with ice and stir.

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