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Bitters are, as their name suggest, a bitter or bittersweet type of spirit made from different herbs, roots and plants. Bitters are used to flavor and add a dry zest to cocktails and cooking. Because of their function as a digestive aid and appetite stimulant bitters are often used in before- and after dinner cocktails (aperitifs and digestifs).

When using bitters in cocktails it is important to be cautious as a little too much can ruin the cocktail. Generally, bitters also have a high alcohol content and should never be used in non-alcoholic drinks.

Used in the following 132 drinks:

Ingredient Information:
Flavoring / Syrup
Yes, amount varies

Related ingredients:

  • Angostura bitters
  • Orange bitters
  • Peychaud bitters
  • Monin bitter
  • Campari
  • Cinzano Bitters
  • Fernet Branca
  • Amer Picon

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