Angostura's first variant on its original bitters product in nearly 200 years will hit shelves in the UK this week. Angostura Orange Bitters is made from a blend of citrus essence and oils from sweet and bitter oranges with spices from the secret recipe. "This has been 183 years in the making and we are confident cocktail aficionados will consider it an indispensable ingredient in the world's best cocktails," said marketing manager Brian Woods. The company said it had developed an orange variant because it was the most versatile cocktail ingredient. The 10cl bottle, which is part of a Europe-wide launch, retains the brand's oversized label.