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Angostura Bitters
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Category: Condiments
Alc/vol: 45%

Is a bitter liquid condiment that adds zest to drinks. Gentian and many other herbs are steeped in neutral alcohol. Angostura aromatic bitters was first made in 1824 by Dr. J.G.B. Siegert in the town of Angostura. Originally aromatic bitters were thought to have medicinal properties. It is dark brown with an orange tint and is produced in Trinidad and Tobago. Best enjoyed in small quantities (1 or 2 dashes) in mixed drinks, cocktails and tall drinks. Blends well with fruit juices, club soda, sweet fruit liqueurs, fruit punches, rum, whiskys, whiskeys and gins. It is an essential ingredient in Manhattans.


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