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Fourth Regiment Cocktail

A classic that takes notes from the standard Manhattan recipe.

As printed in Charles H. Baker’s The Gentleman’s Companion, the Fourth Regiment cocktail is described as “merely a Manhattan Cocktail made in 4 oz size, spiced with 1 dash each of Angostura and orange bitters—but why the last was included we have never understood as the Angostura dominates.” Many modern accounts detail that the drink was originally made with Peychaud’s instead of Ango, though, which is the approach the team at Anvil Bar & Refuge decided to follow.


  • 1 1/2 oz. rye whiskey (Anvil uses Wild Turkey 101)
  • 1 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth (Anvil uses Dolin)
  • 2 dashes celery bitters
  • 1 dash Peychaud's bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon
  • Glass:Nick & Nora
  • Garnish:orange twist


Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, then stir to combine. Strain into a chilled glass, then garnish.

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