The South African launch of ANGOSTURA® orange bitters and ANGOSTURA® cocoa bitters was a sparkling occasion with liberal dashes of dramatic flair, from the classy cocktails to the cutting-edge laser light show.
A welcome breeze of normality ushers in 2023 – we’re back to unfettered happy hours, leisurely late-night opening, and the cocktail culture going from strength to strength. While classic ingredients such as ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters are as essential to the barman’s repertoire as ever, cocktail trends are evolving with creative twists, riffs and flashes of genius that may or may not make the mainstream… beetroot Margarita anyone?
ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters is an essential component in every kitchen as it enhances the flavour of just about any dish. It is not bitter when added to food and for those who are sensitive it can even counteract the acidic components in tart dishes. In fact, in its native Trinidad and Tobago, ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters is also added to bread, soups and marinades. So, warm up your winter dinner options with these delicious recipes to try at home.
The word cocktail was first coined on 13 May 1806 – which is why we celebrate world cocktail day on that specific day – when a New York tabloid defined the word cocktail as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters”. ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters continues to be the essential ingredient in some of the world’s most famous and best-loved cocktails. What better way to celebrate World Cocktail Day than by turning your hand to mixing these simple and impressive libations at home?
Mark Twain said it best: ‘Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.’ In March, we not only celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick’s Day (17 March), but also whisk(e)y in all its guises on 27 March for International Whisk(e)y Day. And, we’ve got just the ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters cocktails that will honour both.
On 24 February we celebrate one of the oldest professions… bartending of
course! Though we think of it as a modern age career, bartending can be
traced back to ancient Rome, Greece and Asia. In fact, there is record of a
bartender all the way back to when Julius Caesar ruled Rome. Along popular travel routes, you’d find drinking houses where you could rest your wary feet with a mug of ale and wine. They eventually spread into towns. In the Middle Ages, innkeepers would brew their own beer and wine which they’d serve to their guests. These became taverns and pubs where locals could share a bit of gossip with their tipple.
After the festive season you may want to take a break from booze for a spell, but don’t limit yourself to same old soda pop. Just a couple of dashes Angostura® aromatic bitters is enough to elevate any drink. Don’t believe us? Just try these refreshingly, crisp mocktails and see for yourself. Perfect for the sweltering heat of January!
Party season has officially begun! After spending a good portion of the year away from friends and loved ones, we’re all looking forward to hosting a small get together in our homes. But, you can’t be in the kitchen the whole time mixing drinks for your guests? Don’t’ worry, Angostura® aromatic bitters has you covered. Here are cocktails you can make ahead of time that are fit for a crowd.