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Friday, June 27, 2008

Angostura Orange Bitters


Angostura has finally released their orange bitters. This is fantastic news for us who are crazy about classic cocktails as many contain orange bitters in their menu.

Until now, the top choices for orange bitters has been Fee Brothers and Regan's Orange Bitters #6. Angostura is one of the easiest bitters to find as it is found in most supermarkets. My hopes is that finding their Angostura Orange Bitters will become as easy as going to your localy grocery store.

I'll admit I haven't had the opportunity to try it yet but as for the reviews from others in the industry, it is well rounded and rubust and should be a wonderful addition to your classic martini.

Here are a few recipes I'd recommend trying with your new bottle of orange bitters:

(Name brands may be given as my recommendations only.)

Classic Dry Martini
1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin
1/2 oz Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
dash Orange Bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice until the stirring glass starts to frost. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an olive or lemon twist.

Alaska Cocktail
1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
2 dashes Oranges Bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice until the stirring glass starts to frost. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Pegu Club Cocktail
2 oz Plymouth Gin
1 oz Orange Curacao
1/4 oz Lime Juice
dash Angostura Bitters
dash Orange Bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice until the stirring glass starts to frost. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The last bottle of Angosture Ornage Bitters I purchased was in NYC around 1970. thats was the last time I saw it on store shelves.

It was great in a "Champagne Cocktail"

Pink Champagne or Duck in a traditional glass with a sugar cube in the bottom of the glass with two dashes of Orange bitters applied to the cubes prior to pouring.