What cocktails can I make with Angostura bitters without gin?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found a cocktail that fits your criteria. This cocktail does not contain gin but does include Angostura Bitters. It has a very high rating and is served in a Lowball glass.
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Angostura bitters

You asked: Cocktails with Angostura bitters without gin. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The Fitzgerald was invented by Dale Degroff in the 1990s. Starting in the early 90s at the Rainbow Room, New...

Lemon Juice (25ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Angostura Bitters (2 dashes), Dry gin (50ml)

4 ingredients
4.81 / 5

Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail with a rich history and a bold, complex flavor profile. Originating in the...

Sugar (1 cube), Angostura Bitters (Few dashes), Bourbon (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.54 / 5

Angostura Sour

The Angostura Sour is a unique twist on the classic sour cocktail archetype. It stands out primarily due to its...

Lime juice (30ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Angostura Bitters (45ml), Egg (1 egg white)

4 ingredients
4.5 / 5

Monk’s old fashioned

Bourbon Old Fashioned with the herbal taste of Chartreuse.

Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Green Chartreuse (15ml), Bourbon (60ml)

4 ingredients
4 / 5

Angostura Ginger Beer

Angostura Ginger Beer is a refreshing and unique cocktail that combines the spiciness of ginger ale with the depth of...

Ginger Ale (180ml), Angostura Bitters (7.5ml)

2 ingredients
3.9 / 5

Old Southerner

A twist on the Old Fashioned by a gentleman with a sweet tooth. ~ Vince Napolitano

Orange Bitters (Dash), Sugar Syrup (10ml), Lemon-Lime soda (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

5 ingredients
3.88 / 5

Lemon Lime And Bitters

Lemon Lime and Bitters is a refreshing, non-alcoholic cocktail that is typically served in a highball glass. This popular Australian...

Lemonade (150ml), Lime Cordial (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.81 / 5

Pernod Twist

The Pernod Twist is a cocktail that features a unique combination of aniseed liqueur, typically Pernod, which provides a prominent...

Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Aniseed liqueur (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.66 / 5

Fancy Whisky

A very old cocktail, from the time when cocktails were originally invented. The "Fancy…" was a type of type of...

Sugar Syrup (Dash), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.63 / 5


This recipe has been adapted from Albert Stevens Crockett's 1931 'The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book' where it was published alongside...

Orange Bitters (Dash), White vermouth (60ml), Gin (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.58 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are Angostura bitters?

Angostura bitters are a concentrated herbal bitters used to flavor cocktails and other beverages. They typically contain herbs and spices and have a distinctive bitter taste.

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Can Angostura bitters be used without gin?

Yes, Angostura bitters can be used in a variety of cocktails without gin. They pair well with many other spirits like bourbon, rum, and vodka.

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What flavors do Angostura bitters add to a cocktail?

Angostura bitters add complex flavors with hints of herbs, spices, and citrus. They enhance the depth and balance of cocktails.

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How should I use Angostura bitters in my cocktail?

Typically, only a few dashes of Angostura bitters are needed in a cocktail to impart their flavor. They are often added to provide depth and a subtle bitterness to the drink.

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Are there non-alcoholic drinks that use Angostura bitters?

Yes, Angostura bitters can be used in non-alcoholic drinks such as mocktails and sodas. They add a unique depth of flavor, even in beverages without alcohol.

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