Angostura Bitters

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This is a copycat recipe of the world's most famous bitters recipe. This recipe was often used by pharmacies in the 1800s when they couldn't procure the real thing.

Angostura Bitters Recipe:

Calisaya Bark
2 oz
1½ oz
Red Saunders
1½ oz
Bitter Orange Peel
½ oz
½ oz
Ceylon Cinnamon
½ oz
¼ oz
¼ oz
¼ oz
Angelica Root
30 grains
30 grains
30 grains
80 oz
4 oz
Malaga Wine
12 oz


Mix the solids, reduce to a coarse powder and extract with the alcohol and glycerin by means of percolation.


This recipe was taken from the Standard Manual of Soda and was created as a reasonable facsimile for the original Angostura bitters.

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