On Beverage: In praise of the forgotten ingredient: A drop of bitters adds a big dose of character

On Beverage: In praise of the forgotten ingredient: A drop of bitters adds a big dose of character

It’s something almost all bartenders have at their disposal, but few use it regularly or even give it much thought. Most often, when it is employed, it’s tossed into a cocktail shaker or rocks glass as almost an afterthought, without strict measurement and in a most casual, borderline-reckless fashion. Even the majority of those who use it likely have little understanding of its composition, alcohol content or history.

That mystery substance? Bitters.

For something that was once

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