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.
Go back in time to the downright dirty history of the American speakeasy and you’ll find Angostura Orange bitters in a huge number of different drinks. Rising to prominence during prohibition many classic cocktails simplyaren’t complete without a shot of Angostura Orange. A classic example of bitters, one of the few that survived US Prohibition, flavours of orange and geranium are most prominent followed by spicy cardamom and coriander. Shake into your Martini, your Manhattan or even a classic Champagne cocktail.
A famous and award winning Spanish liqueur, Licor 43, as the name suggests, brings together 43 different ingredients. Citrus takes the main stage but the flavour is enhanced with a wide range of additional ingredients, including a wide range of aromatic herbs and spices. The secret formula behind Licor 43 can be traced back thousands of years and there’s a good reason for this, it’s just drinkable. The citrus notes lead into a warmer butterscotch vanilla which will certainly have you reaching for a second glass.