Rangoon Gimlet

This twist on the classic Gimlet from the 1960s uses a few dashes of bitters, which make it decidedly more complex and tempers the acidity of the lime juice. “It is a perfect demonstration of the idea that you can fundamentally change a cocktail with the simple addition of...bitters,” says David Delaney, Jr., House of Angostura brand ambassador.

Recipe courtesy of House of Angostura


  • 3 oz vodka or gin
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz simple syrup
  • 4 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • 16 oz crushed ice
  • fresh mint or basil, for garnish


Add all ingredients except garnish to a blender, and pulse to achieve desired consistency. Pour blended mix into rocks glasses, and garnish with mint or basil.