Angostura Bitter is the most popular bitter in the world. It has a bright, spicy aroma and rich red-brown color.
Angostura is a concentrated aromatic tincture containing 45% alcohol. According to the characteristics of Angostura, it belongs to bitters – bitter herbal remedies. The recipe is kept in the strictest confidence and known to no more than four people on earth.
Angostura bitter was invented in 1824 by Dr. Johan Gottlieb Siegert as a remedy for fever, stomach pain, and hiccups. The medicine was so popular that in 1930 mass production was launched. Even though this bitter has become popular worldwide, only one company (knowing the secret recipe) makes it, located on Trinidad – House of Angostura island. Story.
This bitter is not drunk in its pure form but added to coffee, pastries, and various dishes. It has become an integral ingredient in many cocktails, particularly such well-known ones as Manhattan, Old Fashion, etc.