Angostura bitters are a must-have cocktail ingredient. These bitters complicate and improve the taste of cocktails, pleasing your taste buds and impressing critics alike. Angostura bitters are delicious and delectable, but what exactly are they?
Angostura bitters were created as a medicine in 1824 by a German doctor in Venezuela. Rumor has it that these bitters contain over 40 ingredients, but these secret ingredients are heavily guarded, so nobody knows for sure. What we do know is that Angostura is made from water, vegetable extracts, and a bitter root called gentian. These bitters are also 44.7 percent alcohol by volume, and actually do not contain Angostura bark, despite the name.
You can find Angostura bitters in many delightful Tullulah’s cocktails, including The Tullulah’s Old Fashioned, which is made from rye whiskey, demerara sugar, muddled lemon, orange peel, Angostura bitters, and cherry bitters. Another cocktail menu item that features these bitters is the Rick Rolled. This beverage is also made from rye whiskey, with lemon, peach puree, honey and thyme simple, falernum, and angostura bitters. For a more exotic flavor, consider the Kami. This cocktail is crafted from Japanese whiskey, lemon ginger tea, amaro montenegro, benedictine, and angostura bitters.
Angostura bitters create a pleasing and springy flavor, so sip on some spring cocktails featuring this favorable ingredient at Tullulah’s! Our spring cocktail menu is filled with fantastic cocktails that are creative, tasty, and pair well with our food menu. Bring you and yours to Tullulah’s Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Suffolk County dinner. We are also open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. We hope to see you soon!