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Weekend Cocktail: The Fourth Regiment


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Weekend Cocktail: The Fourth Regiment

JUNE 1, 2014 By Neal Dewing


To make the Fourth Regiment, you’ll need the following:


· 1 oz rye whiskey

· 1 oz sweet vermouth

· 1 dash Peychaud’s or Angostura bitters (your choice)

· 1 dash orange bitters

· 1 dash celery bitters (try The Bitter End, or Fee Bros.)

· lemon twist for garnish (optional)


Add liquid ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold. If you’d like a garnish, express the lemon twist over a chilled coupe glass, then drop it in. Strain the mixture into the glass.


The Fourth Regiment distinguishes itself by use of the celery bitters. Before you sip, take a moment to smell the drink. You’ll pick up a distinctive celery aroma immediately, almost like a celery salt.


Using rye and vermouth in equal measure means the Fourth Regiment is sweet – not so robust and spicy as a Manhattan. It’s balanced, and isn’t as hard-hitting. The orange and Angostura bitters round out the flavor somewhat, though the orange is a bit difficult to pick out. Subbing out the Angostura for Peychaud’s will also mildly alter the final product – try it both ways. I found that after repeated testing I preferred it with both Angostura and the lemon twist. Scissors-32x32.png



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