Perfect for boozing, these coffee bitters are relatively easy to make, and like all bitters, just involve a fair amount of waiting. For these bitters, the bittering agent and main flavoring agent are one in the same.
Many cocktails are bound by a few splashes of bitters. Recent cocktail culture has bitters on every mixologist’s mind, and many bars now have their own house bitters blends. Enjoy learning bitters basics plus an orange bitters recipe in this post!
Like a pinch of salt in cooking, bitters help harmonize and highlight the various flavors in a cocktail, and with winter citrus in peak season, now’s the perfect time to add a batch of homemade grapefruit bitters to your shelf.
From the medicine cabinet to the bar, bitters have a long history of curing ailments and flavoring drinks. Here's a primer to making your own bitters at home, which you can use in cocktails, sodas, cooking, and even as digestive aids.