Angostura be damned, this Kickstarter helps you make your own bitters
In a move that's sure to make Angostura loyalists really bitter, you'll soon be able to level up the classic Manhattan recipe with the power of alchemy thanks to this Kickstarted DIY cocktail bitter kit
The gal behind the project aptly noticed that the aromatic herbs you need to make bitters (gentian root, wormwood) are generally only sold in bulk. She also noticed that Etsy shoppers can't get enough cute glass bottles and vintage wooden boxes. She smartly put 'em together and began raising money for some fancy looking bitter kits. You'll wanna snag a 9 herb starter kit with a donation of $45. The kits should be mailed by December, so they'll make for really sweet Christmas presents.