Strength: 44.7% ABV (89.4 proof)
Description: the king of bitters due to its longevity. Angostura would have been the only brand of bitters stocked in most bars 20 years ago. This bottle is instantly recognizable thanks to its over-sized label and it remains indispensable for any well-stocked bar.
Essential in a Manhattan cocktail as well as the Old-fashioned, these bitters have a pronounced tamarind and cinnamon flavor. If you come across any cocktail recipe that simply says 'bitters' it's very likely that it was written with Angostura Aromatic Bitters in mind.
Bitters: A base spirit infused with the sharp pungent taste of plant extracts, flowers, berries, and/or roots. Used as an additive in cocktails or as a medicinal substance to promote appetite or digestion.