Bartenders use bitters like chefs use salt and so it goes without saying that they’d want to use the absolute best in the business.
aromatic bitters is just that! Not only does its history date back 200 years, it has consistently been voted number one bitters in the world by Drinks International.This trend of using the best is no different in South Africa as we find top bartenders around the country reaching for the bottle with the oversize label and yellow cap as often as they do a long glass.
Multi-award-winning mixologist and the 2017 Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year SA, Julian Short is the owner of Sin + Tax in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Julian has also recently taken Best Bartender of the Year and International Footprint at the 2018 B.A.R (Bartender Accolades and Recognition) Awards. Sin + Tax won Cocktail Bar of the Year and Best Bar Team at the same awards, and in 2017 won a World Class award for Best Bar. There’s more: for a full list of Julian’s achievements read our story.
All these awards… and one of the most recognisable ingredients behind the bar is Angostura® aromatic bitters, used for the majority of cocktails across two menus. One, an ever-changing seasonal menu that offers inspired drinks which tell a story and take guests on adventure. Two, the ‘House Classics’ menu that boasts staples such as South Africa’s ultimate summer refreshment, the Angostura® Rock Shandy.
You can stand a chance to win one of six cocktail experiences at one of SA’s top bars, including Sin + Tax. Visit www.AngosturaRockShandy.co.za to enter!