Combining the same classic ingredients for nearly 200 years, Angostura bitters are a key ingredient in many famous cocktails, often paired with gin and rum to great effect. Despite the name, its flavour is not bitter at all, with the strong aromatic flavour, powerful with gentian and spices. Many cocktails simply wouldn’t be the same without a dash or two of Angostura bitters and it’s the complex herbaceous nature of the product which allows it to offer additional depth and dimension to cocktails.
We all love Gordon’s, whether we’re fans of Ramsay or not. The world’s most popular gin and a perennial bestseller, Gordon’s has a flavour which has come to epitomise quality gin. Juniper-led with peppery spice and sweet lemon zest following closely. Aromas of hops and eucalyptus underpinned by sage and liquorice whirl as you sip and a deeper, earthy aftertaste lingers, with citrus zest still coming through.
If you’re feeling hot and want to test the fire in your belly then this is a drink for you. Fireball whisky liqueur is made from Canadian whiskies and natural cinnamon. The two combined provide a white hot heat which is rich in sweet cinnamon, red hot sugary flavours which are enjoyable as well as responsible for the burn that hits the back of your throat. A popular shooter but also a guaranteed way to add pep to cocktail.
The original Blue Curacao, Bols Blue is world renowned and one of the oldest flavours in the modern range. The bright blue colour is what it’s known for, alongside the surprisingly fresh taste of oranges, both the peel and flesh. Absolutely essential for a classic Blue Lagoon cocktail, you can also pop fresh and fragrant Bols Blue in a vibrant Blue Margarita or add extra pep to a simple orange juice or lemonade.