We have recorded episodes about several alcohols and their mixers but have, until this moment, largely ignored a cocktail staple, bitters. Bitter herbs have been used medicinally for centuries but have had a bit of a roller coaster ride in the last 200 years. They became extremely popular during the 1800’s with the advent of cocktail parties, to virtually disappearing with America’s prohibition period. Although a few have stood steadfast in that time many new bitter making companies are popping up. Sometimes what you need is that old-timey flavor in today’s day and age. So don’t be bitter, just try some in your next cocktail.
Bitters: the Revival of a Forgotten Flavor
10 Things You Need To Know About Bitters
Cocktail 101: All About Bitters
A Brief History of Bitters
Cask Strength: Peychaud’s, Angostura, Regan’s No. 5 and Why bitters matter, and recipes on how to make bitters.