Tag: Angostura bitters

Jamaican Spiced Swizzle #3

It’s always exciting to see a not-so-common ingredient enter the tiki recipe realm. In the case of Oriol Elias’ Jamaican Spiced Swizzle #3, it’s not…

The Age of Angostura – Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of my look at Trinidadian Rum and Angostura, the last remaining rum producer on Trinidad. In Part One, I reviewed Trinidad’s…

Can You (Ever) Use Too Much Angostura Bitters?

“Hey Matt, I think I found a bug in your book,” began a recent message from my friend, Mike. ”The Trinidadi Issues recipes calls for…

Minimalist Tiki: What you truly need to make the classics at home

What follows is the original Minimalist Tiki article that inspired the 2019 book of the same name. (Available at MinimalistTiki.com.) The popularity of this article…

Checking out Amaro di Angostura with a New Cocktail Recipe – The Gaspar Grande

Even non-cocktailians are aware of Angostura bitters, the ubiquitous bottle in bars everywhere with the oversized white label, which bartenders use like salt and pepper…

Tiki Improv Fundamentals – Don’t Fear the Recipe

I realize that what follows may be heretical in Tiki circles. It might go against 80 years of Tiki lore, secret recipe books, and exotic…

Cocktail Componentry – How a drink is built

  Trinidad Sour In cooking, we all know that different ingredients play different roles. You’ve got your proteins, starches, vegetables, spices, flavor enhancers like salt, and so forth….