Made with both bitter and sun ripened Caribbean oranges and a variety of spices including cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. It has been developed by Angostura to meet the increasing desire voiced by cocktail aficionados for such a product. The concept of orange bitters pre-dates the prohibition era and was a key ingredient in many classic cocktails. For example the original Martini recipe, "the Martinez" contained orange bitter along with Gin and sweet vermouth. Very few bitters survived the prohibition (Angostura aromatic bitters was one of them), and the orange bitters completely disappeared from the back bar. Now, with the resurgence of classic cocktails, there is significant demand for a high quality orange bitters. Angostura orange bitters is an essential ingredient for many cocktails, including the daiquiri, classic martini and old fashioned. Its super concentrated flavour also adds tremendous depth to many other vodka, rum, gin and whisky cocktails.
Background: In 1824 the House of Angostura mastered the production of their aromatic bitters, and almost 200 years on, they have developed their first brand extension, Angostura orange bitters.