Angostura Bitters

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Angostura Bitters are bitters that get their bitterness from quinine. Angostura bitters are said to consist of cloves, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, prunes, quinine, rum and gentian.

Angostura bitters are mainly used in cocktails to give that pinkness for pink gins. With a bit of care, however, angostura bitters can jazz up ice creams and fruit salads, fruit juices, preserved fruits and puddings. If trying this, put the angostura bitters into a sugar syrup, taste it to ensure it is the flavour you expect and then incorporate it.

Alternatively, add some angostura bitter to cream to create some colour, then cook into a pork dish with mushrooms.

Further Reading

  • Dowell, P., Bailey, A. (1980) The Book of Ingredients, Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 0718119150.