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Angostura Orange Bitters in Lower Westchester?

JMF Jul 16, 2013 08:18 AM

Does anyone know where I can get Angostura Orange Bitters in Lower Westchester? White Plains and south?

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    Elisa515 RE: JMF Jul 16, 2013 10:28 AM

    After searching for awhile for these bitters, I did find a serviceable (actually, better than that) alternative. Fairway in Pelham has something called Blood Orange Bitters.

    I know it's not exactly what you're looking for. It's not exactly what I was looking for, either. But close.

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      JMF RE: Elisa515 Jul 16, 2013 03:56 PM

      Stirrings blood orange bitters aren't even close. They really aren't in the same class as cocktails bitters. They are a potable bitter type product.

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        Elisa515 RE: JMF Jul 16, 2013 07:04 PM

        You know, I worked hard on my reply to you, so that you wouldn't insult me. But you still managed to ignore all my qualifiers.

        Sorry I tried to help with a substitute. As rjbh20 noted too, we've looked in vain in Westchester (and I've also looked in Manhattan and in New Orleans) to get Angostura orange bitters for several years now.

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          JMF RE: Elisa515 Jul 16, 2013 08:47 PM

          Insult? Wow! I was just being matter of fact about Stirrings which are a poor attempt at bitters, and aren't really a usable cocktail bitters since you need such a large amount to be noticeable in a beverage.

          There are lots of orange bitters readily available. Regan's, Fee's, Bittercube, The Bitter Truth, Bitterlyne, Scrappy's, and more. I was very specific in what I requested. Angostura Orange bitters. I didn't ask for substitutions or suggestions about other bitters.

          I know they are available locally, since I have several bottles in my bar kits, I just can't remember where I got them. Maybe it was at Whole Foods? I know they carry lots of bitters as of the past year.

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      rjbh20 RE: JMF Jul 16, 2013 01:43 PM

      I gave up years ago and got via Amazon. Don't know why orange bitters disappeared a few decades ago, but they seem to have done so.

      NB: I tried the Fee's and didn't care much for them.

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        JMF RE: rjbh20 Jul 16, 2013 03:57 PM

        Orange bitters disappeared a hundred years ago. They are a recent return in the past 15 years.

        Fee's aren't bad. Until Angostura put out their Orange bitters in 2007 a 1:1 mix of Fee's Orange and Regan's Orange bitters were used to get a well rounded orange bitters.

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          rjbh20 RE: JMF Jul 17, 2013 06:54 AM

          Gee -- I guess I'm older than I thought. We had orange bitters in the house when i was a kid.

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            JMF RE: rjbh20 Jul 17, 2013 04:12 PM

            What brand? US or Europe?

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              rjbh20 RE: JMF Jul 18, 2013 07:36 AM

              US. Don't recall the brand -- I wasn't drinking Martinis in those days.

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        mywifesagoodcook RE: JMF Jul 17, 2013 06:22 AM

        I buy mine at Shoprite. It's $8 per bottle.

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          JMF RE: mywifesagoodcook Jul 17, 2013 04:12 PM

          Which Shoprite?

        2. JMF RE: JMF Jul 18, 2013 01:03 PM

          I found it at Shop n Stop in Cross County.

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            JMF RE: JMF Jul 20, 2013 05:55 PM

            ...but when I opened it, the bottle was cloudy. Tasted ok, but not good quality control.

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            juliemoose RE: JMF Jul 20, 2013 07:01 PM

            If there is a DeCiccos near you, try there-I think they carry it

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