Chill with Angostura Summer Cocktails

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Angostura Summer Cocktails Frozen Mojito Sonia Cabano blog eatdrinkcapetown
Angostura Summer Cocktails Frozen Mojito

Yes, maybe not right now, but
yes, you will have alcohol again,
one day soon. So why not get
game ready by saving these
lekker classic cocktail recipes?

Oh, and when picking up your
favourite tipple, remember that
essential little bottle of Angostura Bitters, right?
No cocktail worth a sip should be served without it.

You might be looking forward to the end of yet another lockdown with #alcoholban and more curfews but, bytvas, one thing’s for sure: summertime always puts a bit of a jiggle in our step.

This summer, enjoy the ultimate collection of Angostura aromatic bitters-inspired cocktails for a warm-weather buzz!

So, if your summer trip was cancelled, why not bring the vacation home and get mixing!

It is the perfect time to indulge in some chilled summertime sippers…

Here are Angostura’s top DIY summer drink recipes for you to whip up in your own kitchen or home bar, since home entertaining with friends and family is a hot trend this 2021!

(PSST: there’s a zero-alcohol cocktail recipe right at the end, so keep on scrolling!)

Angostura Summer Cocktails Frozen Mojito  Sonia Cabano blog eatdrinkcapetown
Angostura Summer Cocktails Frozen Mojito



60ml gold rum
60ml sour mix* (see recipe below)

30ml simple syrup
5 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
8 to 10 sprigs mint
2 cups ice


Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend at high speed until smooth, then pour libation into a highball glass. Enjoy! And drink it quickly before the crushed ice melts! Then make another one. Frozen Mojitos are the very best.

*DIY sour mix:

Combine 1/2 cup simple syrup, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup lime juice, set aside and refrigerate overnight.

The Old-fashioned Cocktail with Angostura Sonia Cabano blog eatdrinkcapetown
The Summer Old-fashioned Cocktail with Angostura



50ml dark rum

3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters

10ml (2 tsp) sugar syrup

20ml (4 tsp) fresh-pressed apple juice

Orange peel, to garnish


  1. Combine the rum, Angostura aromatic bitters and sugar syrup in a tumbler glass and fill with ice.
  2. Stir briskly until the glass is chilled and the liquid has doubled in volume. Top up with a little more ice until the glass is filled, and gently pour in the apple juice so that it floats on top.
  3. Twist the strip of orange peel, spritzing its aromatic oils around the glass before placing it in the drink.
Daiquiri Angostura Summer Cocktail Sonia Cabano blog eatdrinkcapetown
Daiquiri Angostura Summer Cocktail



60ml white rum
20ml fresh lime juice
45ml simple syrup
3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters

Slice of lime, to garnish. Cut halfway towards the core of the lime slice, then slip it onto the rim of the chilled cocktail glass.


Shake all ingredients together in an ice-filled shaker and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with slice of lime as shown in the photo above.

Zero alcohol Angosoda summer cocktail  Sonia Cabano blog eatdrinkcapetown
Zero-alcohol Angosoda summer cocktail



180 – 250ml ice cold sparkling water
4 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters

Wedge of fresh lime (quarter of whole lime, that is)


Fill a highball glass with sparkling water. Splash in with four dashes Angostura aromatic bitters and garnish by squeezing a lime wedge into the drink.

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Press release by Paddington Station PR


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