House Orange Bitters

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House Orange Bitters is a name commonly used to refer to a blending of Regan's Orange Bitters #6 and Fee's Orange Bitters in a 50/50 ratio. This formulation was first devised at the Pegu Club in New York, when they were trying to work up specs for their various cocktails, and were having a hard time finding an orange bitters that worked for them. Fee's bitters had been on the market for a while, but were rather simplistic in flavor as well as deemed a little too sweet. Regan's had just recently come on to the market, but seemed a little too heavy in cardamom. The solution they came up with at the Pegu Club was to simply mix the two together, which worked perfectly. Because of the brands used in this blending, it is also sometimes referred to as "Feegan's" orange bitters.