His & Hers Cocktails - Algonquin & Queen Anne

I know that the smallest drop of bitters packs a punch from a flavor profile in any cocktail  But have you ever wondered why they're so popular now and why there are so many varieties on the market?  Especially when most home bar carts only need 3 (Angostura, Peychaud's & Orange). 

My theory?  Lazy bartenders. 

I'm serious.  Look at tonight's cocktails.  The Algonquin is a beautiful blend of rye, dry vermouth and pineapple juice.  Well throw on some peach bitters and now you have a Queen Anne.  Replacing the peach bitters with celery bitters creates a Mr. Hoy.  The list is endless.  So tonight I'm joining the ranks of the my "lazy bartenders" and bringing you....

His Cocktail - Algonquin (blue coaster)
1 1/2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
3/4 oz Dry vermouth
3/4 oz Pineapple juice

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients.  Shake until chilled.  Strain into a Nick & Nora glass.

Her Cocktail - Queen Anne
1 1/2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
3/4 oz Dry vermouth
3/4 oz Pineapple juice
Few dashes Peach bitters

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients.  Shake until chilled.  Strain into a Nick & Nora glass.