Angostura aromatic bitters is a blend of rare tropical herbs and spices
that is used to flavour and season a great variety of food dishes
and certain alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
The formula was first compounded in 1824 by Dr. Johann Siegert,
Surgeon-General in the army of the great liberator of South America, Simón Bolivar.
Dr. Siegert's headquarters were in the port of Angostura, Venezuela, a city now known as
Ciudad Bolivar. The doctor experimented for four years before finding the exact formula
he was after to improve the appetites and well-being of his troops.
Sailors putting into the port discovered the bitters
and bought bottles to carry away with them.
Soon the fame of "Angostura" bitters spread around the world.
Angostura is now the single most widely distributed bar item in the world.
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