Side bar: Aromatic bitters
I complained to the bartender that I'd had a gut ache all day after overdoing it at lunch time at my favorite Mexican place (it's a sure sign of age -- didn't eat as much as I once could, but still, the bellyache).
The Milkmaid said, "I got just the thing" and pulls out this ancient bottle of Angostura Bitters, throws a few drops into a highball glass with some tonic water. I was doubtful -- the brownish liquid slowly diffused in the bubbly.
I took a tentative sip. Not bad, very interesting taste.
While finishing off my remedy, I'm reading the bottle.
Almost immediately my gut ache left me. Where can I buy this stuff? And what the heck is it?
My online research has netted a "per case" source, but everyone seems to agree that one bottle lasts a half-lifetime.