This week, Thrillist posted a list under the all-caps title "The Moscow Mule Sucks" sharing 15 bartenders' picks for most overrated and underrated mixed drinks.
Cocktails and Spirits
Using bitters as a base instead of an accent goes back awhile—look at the 1939 recipe for Charles H. Baker's Angostura Fizz and you'll also find bitters being measured out to a full ounce. In this take on a gin-based tiki drink, the spicy flavors of Angostura are right at home.
If you are interested in building a taste for the bitter drinks that are showing up in bars these days, my advice is to start slowly. Here are my recommendations, step by step.