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Bitters

Definition: Bitters


Bitters
A highly concentrated liquid made from distilling roots, plants, barks, herbs, etc. that is used to flavor cocktails, foods, or aperitifs. With a bitter or bittersweet taste, the stimulant is sometimes used for medicinal purposes. There are two types: aromatic bitters are made from the aforementioned roots and herbs, while flavored bitters are made from citrus fruits and the like.

When a cocktail recipe calls for Angostura bitters, Angostura refers to a brand rather than a specific type of bitters. Other well known brands are Fernet-Branca and Peychaud.

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