It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. But not here. Do you ever get stuck in that pre-happy hour time at the end of a long day craving for a cocktail? All you need is just two simple ingredients to make not-quite a cocktail. May I introduce you to Bitters and Soda? There is trace amounts of alcohol, lots of fizz but will still leave you functional. This is the perfect almost cocktail recipe!
The struggle is real you guys. I drink water all day long. So when it’s the witching hour and I want something more, but not pass out on the couch (not from being drunk, but from one glass of wine. I’m old, you guys. This is so not how drinking in college went!) Soda and flavored bitters is all you need! I did not think of this myself but learned it from Susie of Susie Cakes bakery. I was lucky enough to attend a shop opening, for her Laguna Niguel location, where they held a cake and wine tasting. Dream come true, right?! But in chatting with Susie, she mentioned that sometimes she puts this little drink together and I just knew I would love it too.
All you need is some chilled club soda and flavored bitters. I love all the Bittermen’s blends, especially the Bittermens ‘Elemakule Tiki Cocktail Bitters with notes of cinnamon and allspice. But I’m thinking this Bitters set might be a fun idea too.
Bitters and Soda couldn’t be easier to put together and is just a little something to kick off your evening. It’s like a spicy spritzer. If you need it a little sweeter, add a little fruit juice or agave. To me, the club soda and bitters is super refreshing and makes me feel like I’m making a little me time in the busy evening hustle. It’s perfect for sipping as you prepare dinner. This drink isn’t about feeling a buzz, it’s about enjoying the flavors from the bitters. Make yourself a full on cocktail if you need something stronger!