Bitter Intentions

Bobby Heugel, The Pastry War and Anvil | Houston

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.


Serving: 1

  • 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

  1. Pour the soda water in a Collins glass without ice.
  2. shake the Campari, lemon, and simple syrup with ice and strain into the glass.
  3. Add cracked ice.
  4. Top with the Carpano Antica Vermouth and garnish with an orange slice.