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A highly alcoholic aromatic bitter flavouring made from a distillation of rum, herbs, roots and spices. Angostura bitters, named after the Venezuelan town of the same name, is one of the most recognized brands and was originally used to reduce fever and to improve the appetite. Bitters is used in small quantities to flavour cocktails (it adds the ‘pink’ to pink gin), fruit salads and ice cream, and can be added to the creamy sauces used on chicken or fish.