bitter orange


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Its main ingredient Aperol, the Italian aperitif made with bitter oranges, rhubarb, roots, and other ingredients, happens to be celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "10 Best Places to Drink Aperol Spritzes This Summer," 3 July 2019 In a medium bowl, combine onion slices, a large pinch of salt and juice of 1/2 bitter orange. Allegra Ben-amotz, WSJ, "This Ingredient Lights Up a Dish Like No Other," 18 Dec. 2018 In a food processor, combine butter, sugar, golden syrup, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, bitter orange, baking soda and flour. Allegra Ben-amotz, WSJ, "This Ingredient Lights Up a Dish Like No Other," 18 Dec. 2018 The Negroni Sbagliato resembles its namesake cocktail with flavors of bitter orange, if not gin. Dave Mcintyre, The Seattle Times, "The next generation of wine coolers tastes like fun," 20 Aug. 2018 While the Aperol spritz is no doubt a refreshing beverage to drink in the sun, there are more options to be had in the spritz world than just the one bitter orange aperitif. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "Three New Spritzes For Your Summer Day Drinking Needs," 2 June 2018 The liqueur puts Indiana persimmons front and center while adding traditional bittering agents like rhubarb root and bitter orange peel, with cardamom and spearmint offering added complexity. Kenney Marlatt,, "Chicago spirit-maker Apologue delivers Midwestern flavors to cocktails," 30 May 2018 Most of the weight loss supplements were associated with very modest results at best, while others — including bitter orange and green tea extract — carried safety warnings. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Here's How to Tell Whether Your Supplements Are Dangerous," 25 Jan. 2018 Case in point: The new well line Street Pumas, custom-distilled in Spain with juniper, coriander, angelica, lemon peel, sweet orange peel, and bitter orange peel, blows the cheap stuff out of the water. John Debary,, "These Are Some of Our Favorite Spirits From 2017," 22 Dec. 2017

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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