In an effort to find a good use for my Bitters of the Month, Bittermens 'Elemakule Tiki (ET), I combined ideas from a couple suggested recipes from the company website. Using my Manhattan proportions, 3:1 with 3 dashes, I combined bourbon, elderflower liqueur and the ET bitters. The result was quite fruity. Our still underage daughter took a sniff and sensed raisins, orange, rose and honey (future sommelier?).
My wife and I both liked the drink though she felt it needed a stronger bass note. So, for round 2, I tried rye instead. Winner! So...
3 oz rye whiskey
1 oz elderflower liqueur
3 dashes 'Elemakule Tiki bitters
Maraschino cherry garnish