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After an hour and a half of slinging it with bar amateurs and professionals alike, Liquor Lab and ANGOSTURA® bitters added a diverse lineup of cocktails to each attendee’s repertoire. Liquor Lab’s Freddie Sarkis and The House of ANGOSTURA’s Chief Mixologist Raymond Edwards made impressive bartenders out of some of our favorite NYC journalists and influencers by providing step-by-step instructions for shaking, dashing and garnishing their way to the perfect Citrus Fizz, MercaMadrid Ring, Angostura Sour and Old Fashioned cocktails.

Check out the attendees’ flops, successes and favorite moments below:

The master class included ANGOSTURA history lessons highlighting our Trinidadian roots, as well as photo ops galore with our Gifyyy booth, mini bitters display and cocktail photobooth. Extending a huge thank you to all who participated and to Liquor Lab, who will continue to include ANGOSTURA bitters – the essential ingredient – in their cocktail classes all year long.

You can find a selection of their classes to enjoy here, where you can play mixologist with our bitters and fix yourself some handcrafted cocktails. If you’re not able to pop into a Liquor Lab location, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun. Instead, we invite you to give it a go from the comfort of your own bar cart! Check out four ANGOSTURA-approved Liquor Lab recipes below that you can sling, stir and sip on your own:

Citrus Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. gin
  • .75 oz. lemon juice
  • .75 oz. cranberry juice
  • 2 dashes of ANGOSTURA orange bitters
  • a few dashes of ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters
  • 1 egg white
  • Cloves

Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin and dry shake. Add ice, shake once more, and strain into a coupe. For an artistic touch, add a few dashes of ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters to the foam to create a swirl. Garnish with a single clove.

MercaMadrid Ring

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz Fino Sherry
  • .75 oz passion fruit puree
  • .75 oz Orgeat
  • 5 dashes ANGOSTURA orange bitters

Method: Add each ingredient to a glass, swizzle on crushed ice, top with a halo of ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters and mint sprig.

ANGOSTURA Sour

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz Demerara syrup*
  • 1 egg white

Method: Dry shake, then shake with ice and double strain into a chilled sour glass.

*Demerara syrup: 1 part Demerara sugar, 1 part hot water. Stir to dissolve.

Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • ¼ oz Demerara syrup*
  • Splash of water
  • 2 dashes ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters
  • 1 dash ANGOSTURA orange bitters

Method: Build in a rocks glass, stir with ice to incorporate ingredients. Add ice. Garnish with a long orange peel.

*Demerara syrup: 1 part Demerara sugar, 1 part hot water. Stir to dissolve.

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We’re excited to share that The House of ANGOSTURA has teamed up with the talented cocktail creators at Liquor Lab to demonstrate how real cocktails are made through a unique, interactive beverage experience.

As Liquor Lab’s official bitters partner, ANGOSTURA bitters will dash their way into a variety of cocktails including classics like the Old Fashioned, low-ABV options such as the MercaMadrid Ring and a few up-and-coming signature cocktails (we’re looking at you, Citrus Fizz!).

To celebrate our partnership, Liquor Lab’s Freddie Sarkis and Angostura’s Chief Mixologist Raymond Edwards will come together at the Liquor Lab Soho storefront on June 13 to teach a master class on the art of crafting the perfect cocktail. Stay tuned to our Instagram Stories for a behind-the-scenes look as industry experts and a few journalists take on this step-by-step cocktail experience brought to life by the essential ingredient – ANGOSTURA aromatic or orange bitters.