By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/20/2011 | Send Email
What orange is this? What we have in these bitters is not the bright, brittle taste of the Fee’s bitters, the pungent, fresh orange of Angostura’s version, nor the bracing, spicy heavy flavor of Regan’s. Instead, while Miracle Mile has put the emphasis on the bitter side of term “orange bitters” in their rendition, they’ve kept the overall effect balanced and subtle. Dried, aromatic peel segues neatly into the warm, dry, bitter background. A couple of dashes of this in a martini certainly added another layer of flavor, but the bitters didn’t really announce themselves, which seems to me an ideal state of affairs if you’re looking to create a drink that’s a harmonious whole. If not, well, keep on dashing until you find an intensity that suits your tastes!