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Fee Brothers - ITEM # 18597-XX

Fee Brothers West Indian Orange Cocktail Bitters

$9.49 - $20.99

If you haven't had a martini made with Fee Brothers orange bitters, you haven't been living your best life.


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    Overview

    In the 19th century, orange bitters were an essential bitters style, playing a key role in many classic cocktails. After Prohibition, they were hard to come by--that is until the craft cocktail renaissance of the early aughts.

    Now, there are many orange cocktail bitters on the market, but the Fee Brothers West Indian Orange Bitters recipe was the granddaddy of them all. It's made from the skins of oranges grown in the West Indies and adds a fruit-forward, bitter bite to cocktails, helping to round out their flavors.

    Many drink recipes call for orange bitters but one of the best applications has to be a gin or vodka martini made with good, dry vermouth. Try a few dashes in your next 50/50 to experience the difference a little bitters can make. These old fashioned orange bitters also pair very well with any bourbon or whiskey cocktail.

    In business since 1863, Fee Brothers has been a trusted cocktail bitters (and other ingredients) manufacturer for well over a century. Like all Fee Brothers bitters, this West Indian Orange cocktail bitters recipe will come packaged in a paper-wrapped glass bottle with a screw-top cap and dasher-style insert for easy, controlled dispensing.

    Each 5 ounce bottle of bitters contains approximately 150 dashes. The amount of liquid in one dash varies depending on the amount of bitters left in the bottle. The less remaining in the bottle, the bigger your dash gets. 

    Features
    • Made in the style of 19th century orange bitters from the skins of oranges, spices, and gentian root
    • Essential to pre-Prohibition cocktails like the bijou and classic gin martini
    • Rounds out the flavor profiles of drinks
    • Concentrated flavor intended for use in small amounts
    • Made in Rochester, NY
    • Packaged in paper-wrapped glass bottle with dasher-style top
    • Approximately 150 dashes per 5 oz bottle
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    • Fee Brothers West Indian Orange Cocktail Bitters - 12.8 oz
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      Fee Brothers West Indian Orange Cocktail Bitters - 12.8 oz

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    • Fee Brothers West Indian Orange Cocktail Bitters - 5 oz
      Item # 18597
      Fee Brothers West Indian Orange Cocktail Bitters - 5 oz

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    Yes! I would recommend this product. (1)
    Bold Orange with hints of complexity
    I've tried the "big 3" brands of Orange Bitters and settled on this one as the best all-rounder. Angostura orange bitters is spicier, but not as much Orange. Regan's No. 6 is more like Orange Crush with few spice notes. Regan's I turn to for G&T if there is no fresh fruit available (camping, etc.). Fee Brothers is a great addition to a G&T with wedge of lime to give it complexity and take it to the next level.
    January 3, 2017
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    Enhance a Manhatten
    Switch regular bitters for this orange flavor. Delicious!
    April 6, 2018
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    Fee Brothers Orange Bitters
    I needed the product. Kegworks had it less expensively than other vendors so I bought it.
    March 10, 2017
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    Would you recommend this product?
    Yes! I would recommend this product.
    Fee Bros. Orange Bitters
    Great with gin martinis = only 1 or 2 drops.

    Prompt delivery - somewhat high S&H charge$.
    May 31, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Questions & Answers
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    They're the best bitters for a manhattan.
    Judy C on May 8, 2017 at Kegworks
    So delicious!!!
    Carole L on Nov 7, 2015
    They're the best bitters for a manhattan.
    Judy C on May 8, 2017 at Kegworks
    Wonderful orange bitters from NYS
    Ashley C on Feb 7, 2017 at Kegworks
    So delicious!!!
    Carole L on Nov 7, 2015
    Wonderful orange bitters from NYS
    Ashley C on Feb 7, 2017 at Kegworks
    When did they start in business ?
    A shopper on Oct 23, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Fee Brothers or Keg Works? Fee Brothers has been around a LONG time. Founded March 5, 1864.

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