From bitters with love

Wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day because every where’s already booked solid? Stay in and create something special for your special someone… 




  • 60ml whiskey
  • 25ml vermouth
  • 3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  • cherries


In a mixing glass, stir all ingredients with large cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and cherries.


Chocolate dipped strawberries


  • 10ml brandy
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup sweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons Angostura aromatic bitters


Combine milk, Angostura aromatic bitters and brandy in a measuring cup or microwaveable bowl. Microwave until very warm. Gradually add cocoa powder, whisking after each addition until smooth. Drizzle in additional milk if needed. The sauce will thicken considerably when chilled but will warm up nicely in the microwave or on the stovetop. Serve chocolate sauce in bowl with strawberries on the side.

Melt her (or his) heart by planning a romantic date at home. From movie night or game night to a lounge floor picnic; there’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than indulging in a good drink, a few sweet treats and great company.

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

For more information on the official House of Angostura Cocktail app with over eighty tried and tested cocktail recipes, featured drink trends and bartending tips visit – available for iPhone from the Apple App Store and for Android devices from the Google Play Store.

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