How to use Bitters in a sentence
Bitters are usually sold under the name of the substance which has been used to give them the predominant flavour, such as orange, angostura or peach bitters, &c. The alcoholic strength of bitters varies, but is generally in the neighbourhood of 40% of alcohol.
Some bitters, although possessing tonic properties, may be regarded as beverages pure and simple, notwithstanding the fact that they are seldom consumed in an undiluted state; others again, are obviously medicinal preparations and should be treated as such.
A clinical or therapeutical classification into such divisions as anaesthetics, expectorants, bitters, and so on, according to their practical applications, also leads to difficulties, as many drugs are employed for numerous purposes.
The aromatic bitters such as chamomile flowers, cascarilla bark, hops, orange peel and others contain in addition small quantities of essential oils which increase their local action.
The active principles in some of these bitters have been isolated pure, and have been found to be alkaloids or neutral compounds.Advertisement
Merry Widow 3cl vodka 3cl Dubonnet 3cl dry vermouth dash orange bitters Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.
Some bitters widely used in traditional medicine in North America include yarrow, yellow dock, goldenseal, Oregon grape, and vervain.
Some bitters are prepared by simple maceration and subsequent filtration (see Liqueurs), others by the more complicated distillation process.
The origins of the cocktail are not entirely agreed upon, but the classic definition of a cocktail is a mixed drink made with any type of spirit, sugar, water and bitters.
They are both the same up to one ingredient and that is Angostura bitters.Advertisement
Some bartenders like to add the bitters to create a flavor counterpoint to the sugar.
I tried them side-by-side and I liked the Mojito recipe that used the Angostura bitters better.
I felt that with the addition of the bitters, the Mojito had a more "mature" taste.
The Mojitos without the bitters were a bit too sweet for my tastes.
If you are making Mojitos at home and you happen to have bitters handy, I would suggest adding a dash or two, not much more than that, and giving it a taste.Advertisement
Chefette and I tried several variations and she didn’t like the bitters, but did like a bit more lime.
One sugar cube doused with some bitters - You'll find bitters in the liquor aisle of your favorite store.
Several herbs, including chamomile (Matricaria recutita), dandelion (Taraxacum mongolicum), and burdock (Arctium lappa), act as bitters, stimulating the movement of the digestive and excretory systems.
NatureWorks Swedish Bitters Capsaicin Cream is one of the more well-known options.