"If more of us valued food and cheer and song over hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." - J.R.R. Tolkien
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Bitters of the Month: Orange
Orange bitters are made with orange peel and a variety of other flavorings depending on the brand. I currently have Regans' Orange Bitters #6 in the cabinet, a product of the Sazerac Company. Once again, we begin our exploration with a gin and bitters. We observed that orange bitters has a more floral, perfumey flavor than Angostura.
While Angostura is the preferred bitters for a Manhattan, both orange and Peychaud's bitters are accepted alternatives. Once we settle on a whiskey and a vermouth, we will probably play around with the bitters possibilities. I expect I'll still prefer Angostura but you never know.