Adding a dash of flavour to your home entertaining

Winter in South Africa is when the red carpet gets packed away after a good dry-cleaning and the welcome mat gets dusted off to greet family and friends at home.

Champagne Cocktail

It is the time of the year when home-entertaining is at its peak and the pressure is on the host to showcase the latest décor, drinks and foodie trends on the table and create a dining experience second to none. It is for this very reason that Angostura aromatic bitters remains the essential companion for the most memorable home experiences.

Setting the standard for the evening, Angostura has the most delicious and refreshing cocktail recipes for you to offer your guests as a welcome drink upon arrival. From the classical Rock Shandy to the more sophisticated Champagne Cocktail, a few dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters will leave your guests tapping their glasses for more.

Try these easy to follow recipes:

  1. Rock Shandy

3 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters

Ice cold carbonated lemonade

Cold soda

Rock Shandy

Method: This drink is a pleasingly grown-up, non-alcoholic mixture of carbonated lemonade and soda with a generous dash of Angostura aromatic bitters over ice. It can sometimes be garnished with a slice of lemon or complemented with a Maraschino cherry.

  1. Champagne Cocktail

Chilled: Champagne or MCC

1 sugar cube

3 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters

Garnish: Spiral of citrus peel

Glass: Champagne flute

Method: Add the sugar cube with Angostura aromatic bitters to the chilled champagne and garnish with the citrus peel.

Whilst entertaining, one can also have peace of mind that this fruity, yet spicy flavouring agent will be welcomed by all as not only is it Sodium and Gluten free, but also 100% vegan and Kosher certified.

For more information on the Angostura aromatic bitters range and other delicious cocktail recipes, please visit

About the House of Angostura®: The proud history of the House of Angostura® began almost 200 years ago in 1824, when founder Dr. Johann Siegert first produced aromatic bitters in the city of Angostura in Venezuela. Recognised over the centuries by the granting of Royal Warrants of Appointment to the royal households of Great Britain, Prussia, Spain and Sweden, ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters and ANGOSTURA® orange bitters are the world’s market leader, an integral ingredient in premium cocktails, and a mainstay of cocktail culture. Angostura’s® international range of rums, produced at the only rum distillery in Trinidad, includes five distinctive, exquisitely blended rums: Angostura 1824®, Angostura 1919®, Angostura® 7 Year Old, Angostura® 5 Year Old and Angostura® Reserva, blended by masters with years of experience and training in original traditions using closely guarded formulas and techniques. The newest product in our portfolio, the multiple award-winning Amaro di ANGOSTURA®, leverages our unsurpassed heritage as a blender of the finest bitters and rums.

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