This month we present you a cocktail created by the Torre Rosa barmaid Patricia Sánchez, the Caribbean Treasure, which will clearly surprise you with its originality and freshness.
Angostura, elaborated since 1824, has its origin in the Venezuelan War of Independence, specifically in the city of Angostura, current Ciudad Bolívar.
Its creator, the German doctor Johann Gottlieb Siegert, invented a remedy to relieve dizziness and some stomach aches that consisted of an alcoholic beverage flavoured with essences of more than 25 botanicals macerated in 90º alcohol and bitter taste.
Over time, by chance, it was discovered that this beverage aromatized and strengthened the taste of drinks and food. It was then that this remedy made the leap from first aid kits to the bars and kitchens around the world.
Thus was born the well-known bitter Angostura collected in the category of “Cocktail bitters”, which improves the flavour of combined, soda or cocktails by adding only a few drops or “dashes”.
When Dr. Siegert dies, his sons move the family business to Trinidad and Tobago where they continue to produce their bitters, rums and Amaro. Patricia has used Amaro to create our cocktail of the month, composed of Amaro di Angostura, which consist of a combination of Angostura bitters with an additional contribution of spices and bitter herbs that transmit caramel, cinnamon, liquorice and citrus aromas, followed by a strong chocolate flavour with hints of roasted sugar.
This cocktail combines Amaro di Angostura with grapefruit and lemon juices and orgeat syrup; it is enhanced with a white agricultural rum that gives us tropical fruit notes.
In this way, we get a balanced, exotic and refreshing finish that reminds of the Caribbean rhythms of Trinidad and Tobago, its tropical climate and its beauty. Enjoy our Caribbean rhythm!
Formula Caribbean Treasure
4 cl amaro di Angostura
2 cl white agricultural rum
6 cl of grapefruit juice
3 cl lemon juice
2 cl orgeat syrup
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