Angostura Cocoa Bitters 10cl
200 years of unparalleled bitters expertise, combined with Trinidad and Tobago Cocoa have resulted in this truly decadent, indulgent new flavour
Angostura Cocoa Bitters
The original Angostura Aromatic Bitters were created by Dr Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert, who was Surgeon General in Simon Bolivar's army in Venezuela. The drink was originally created for a use as a medicine, but survives to this day due to its wonderful richness and complexity that adds a great "extra dimension" to a drink.
Their Cocoa Bitters, whilst used in a similar way to the original (enhancing drinks, deserts and food), are created using their own special recipe - using Trinitario cocoa from Trinidad and Tobago. When this cocoa is paired with 200 years of experience, a decadent indulgent new flavour was added to Angostura's portfolio of bitters!
This rich, dark brown bitters has a distinct nose from the Cocoa. These are joined with warm spices, and just a hint of citrus. On the palate there are ricj, floral and nutty cocoa flavours which combine with aromatic botanicals. Together these tantalise the tastebuds in a way only cocoa can!
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This is a really versatile bitter, and works exceptionally well when paired with sweet vermouth or aged spirits, like whiskey, rum, cognac and tequila. However it also adds a really luxurious flavour to a main dish or sweet treat.
We love this added to an espresso martini, where it gives a delicious extra note to the drink. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add 45ml of Vodka (we like Tito's, but any premium vodka will do), 15ml of coffee liqueur (we like Conker Cold Brew), 30ml of fresh espresso, 15ml of simple syrup and 6 dashes of cocoa bitters. Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cocktail bean or two.