In a shaker, add 2 oz or so of a nice whiskey. I like Pendleton, it has a nice smoothness that I enjoy. Add some ginger ale, and a dash of Angostura bitters. Give it a good shake, pour into an ice filled Collins glass and add a long strip of lemon peal. Drink off the top ... don't use a straw.
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So what the heck are Angostura bitters anyway? Well according to Angostura, these bitters have a long history dating back to 1824 and the recipe has been kept a secret since then. Well, maybe the people that work for the company know, but most likely they are sworn to keep the secret. Somehow, I keep conjuring pirates when I think of Angostura bitter and the employees of the company where the bitters are processed "keeping the code." Maybe because it's distilled in Trinidad. Made from a secret mix of roots, berries, herbs and plants, it melds flavors and enhances not only cocktails but foods as well.
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Checking the Code
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