The Bitter Intentions is bartender Bobby Heugel’s proof that beautiful things can happen when you embrace bitters in an atypical way. A combination of sour, sweet and bitter Heugel turns the Americano on its head and kicks it up with citrus for a cross between a bitter highball and a sour.
- 2 ounces Campari
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 1 1/2 ounces soda water
- 1 ounce vermouth (preferably Carpano Antica)
Garnish: orange slice
- Pour the soda water in a Collins glass without ice.
- shake the Campari, lemon, and simple syrup with ice and strain into the glass.
- Add cracked ice.
- Top with the Carpano Antica Vermouth and garnish with an orange slice.