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cochineal

Type

Non-alcoholic additives, juices & mixers

Description

Generic red dye derived from the carapace of the insect bearing the same name. Widely used as a colorant in drinks, bitters, and other potations in the 19th century and, per the FDA, still safe for consumption today.

Flavor

unflavored

Availability

Rare. Available for on-line ordering in some markets.

Substitute

other red food coloring

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 1 recipes in CocktailDB.
pictureSix O Six Cocktail

Museum of the American Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail 2006
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