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Old 15-01-2010, 01:44 AM posted to rec.food.drink,uk.food+drink.misc
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(Al Dente) - The world is a better place with bitters. Not
only are they absolutely crucial in many cocktails, bitters
can also add flavor and spice to foods, ease that overfull
feeling after dinner, and in many places are revered as a
curative for a host of aches and pains. Created with secret
recipes of herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables, and more,
until not long ago bitters had fallen from their exalted
position behind the bar (and in other spots, but especially
there). Though popular and available in multiple varieties
in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they got a little lost
in the middle-and-last-part of last century, to the point
where you were lucky if a bar had Angostura bitters. If the
bar had Angostura and Peychaudís bitters (both never became
completely unavailable), it was a cocktail-loverís heaven.
If the bar had more, youíd rented a time machine. But
slowly, as people realized drinks should taste good again
(well, there are many theories, but sometimes itís best not
to question too much), bitters started making a comeback...

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(Al Dente) - The world is a better place with bitters. Not
only are they absolutely crucial in many cocktails, bitters
can also add flavor and spice to foods, ease that overfull
feeling after dinner, and in many places are revered as a
curative for a host of aches and pains. Created with secret
recipes of herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables, and more,
until not long ago bitters had fallen from their exalted
position behind the bar (and in other spots, but especially
there). Though popular and available in multiple varieties
in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they got a little lost
in the middle-and-last-part of last century, to the point
where you were lucky if a bar had Angostura bitters. If the
bar had Angostura and Peychaud's bitters (both never became
completely unavailable), it was a cocktail-lover's heaven.
If the bar had more, you'd rented a time machine. But
slowly, as people realized drinks should taste good again
(well, there are many theories, but sometimes it's best not
to question too much), bitters started making a comeback...

Continued: http://xrl.us/Bitters




If you've got Angostura bitters you're a very lucky man. I just finished a
bottle I've had in use for maybe 30 years or so and there is *NO* Angostura
available round where I live (Nor in the world according to news reports.) I
have never craved a pink gin so much as I crave one now.




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