In 1824, Dr. Johann Siegart, a German doctor serving as Surgeon-General of Simon Bolivar's army in Venezuela, was working to find a medicine that would enhance the appetite and digestive well-being of his soldiers. Dr. Siegart eventually settled upon a mix of herbs and spices that he called Amargo Aromatico today, this world-famous concoction is known simply as Angostura Bitters.
"A cocktail cabinet without Angostura is like a kitchen without salt and pepper. " ANGOSTURA¨ aromatic bitters adds a layer of complexity, intensifies the flavor of other ingredients, counteracts the harshness of acidic contents and decreases the harshness of spirits. But it doesn't stop there it also helps cleanse the palate and aid in digestion. Ever had an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Pink Gin or Mai Tai? Then you've experienced ANGOSTURA¨ aromatic bitters. It's the can't-miss bottle behind the bar, featuring an over-sized label and distinct yellow cap.