Angostura

Angostura Phosphate

Even though phosphates were closely associated with the soda fountain, the ingredient acid phosphate did crossover to the saloon and made it into a number of cocktail books. The one cocktail that often shows up in these guides is the Angostura Phosphate. This drink was a pick-me-up used to cure hangovers, settle the stomach and clear the head. Many of these drinks haven't been properly made… [Continue]

Old Bitter Labels

Bitters are big business in the cocktail world and historically a cocktail wasn't a cocktail without bitters, so it only makes sense. We often associate bitters with bars because of the cocktail, but the reality is that bitters were most likely sourced from the local pharmacy prior to prohibition. Even when bartenders were making thier own bitters, they probably sourced the ingredients from… [Continue]

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@diffordsguide Acid Phosphate isn't an enzyme, that is "acid phosphatase" a completely different animal.
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@anguswinchester fear not, the bitters just get better with age.
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