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The best known of the bitters, widely used in cocktails; a secret blend of herbs and spices, including the bitter aromatic bark of either of two trees of the orange family (Galipea officinalis, Cusparia felorifuga). Invented in 1818 by Dr Siegert in the town of Angostura in Venezuela (now called Ciudad Bolivar), originally as a medicine, and now made in Trinidad.A few drops of Angostura in gin makes a ‘pink gin’.