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4 Angostura Bitters Substitutes: Jazz Up Recipes

Alright, folks, let’s talk bitters. You know, those little bottles that somehow make every drink more interesting?

We get it – running out of Angostura Bitters can feel like a bummer. But no worries, we’ve got your back with some stellar substitutes that will keep your recipes rocking.

We’ve all been there. Picture us rummaging through the pantry, only to find that our trusty bitters are missing. It’s a common hiccup, and we’re ready to get creative.

So let’s jazz up those drinks and recipes with some awesome alternatives, shall we?

4 Easy Substitutes for Angostura Bitters

While nothing quite beats the classic flavor of Angostura Bitters, these alternatives can easily step in and bring their own unique twist to your recipes:

1 – Orange Bitters

First up, let’s chat about orange bitters. These guys are citrusy with a nice, spicy edge. They have this zesty hint that brightens up any drink we add them to.

Swapping them for Angostura Bitters is pretty simple: Use the same amount. They give your cocktail a fresh, tangy twist that’s different but just as delightful.

Want to know more? Check out this guide on orange bitters substitutes for other great ideas!

2 – Peychaud’s Bitters

Alright, let’s get down to Peychaud’s Bitters. These bitters are a classic with a strong anise and gentian flavor. We’ve used them a bunch in our cocktails and they give off this cool licorice taste.

Peychaud’s are lighter and sweeter compared to Angostura. They work wonders in drinks like the Sazerac. Make sure you use them in a 1:1 ratio as an Angostura substitute.

Adding them brings out a whole new vibe to our drinks, so give them a try next time you’re mixing something special.

3 – Aromatic Bitters

Next up, we’ve got Aromatic Bitters. These have a bold, herbaceous taste with a mix of spices. They add a complex, earthy flavor to your drinks that’s different from Angostura’s robust profile.

One of the great things about them is that they work well in classic cocktails. Use them in a 1:1 ratio as an Angostura replacement. We’ve found that our Manhattans and Old Fashioneds still taste amazing. It’s like having a familiar friend but with a fresh twist on the flavors we love.

4 – Homemade Bitters

Alright, folks, time to get our hands a bit dirty – in the fun way. Homemade bitters are a fantastic substitute for Angostura. We can control the flavors by blending different herbs, spices, and fruits.

Our go-to mix? A combination of cinnamon, cloves, orange peel, and a hint of star anise. The result? A rich, aromatic bitters that add depth and complexity. Use them in a 1:1 swap for Angostura.

Remember that night when we ran out of Angostura? Homemade bitters saved our drinks and wowed our friends.