Even though we are not what you’d call cocktail experts, this story caught our interest. Retro stuff is usually good stuff and let’s face it: drinks must have been pretty tasty if one would go as far as starting a Prohibition right?
What Are Bitters?
Bitters are a relatively small player in the overall content of a cocktail, yet just a few drops of bitters make a liquor concoction far more interesting, adding complexity and balance while drawing out the other flavors in the drink. Bitters are generally a concentrated high-proof alcohol base infused with herbs, roots, barks, spices and sometimes fruits. They began as a medicinal substance in Europe consumed by the glass, but became part of the cocktail menu in the early 19th century. Only a few dashes are needed in any drink, but…
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