Cocktail Bitters are essential to crafting elegant, dynamic and balanced modern cocktails reminiscent of an era long gone by...
Definition Cocktail Bitters are a highly concentrated extracts of real herbs, spices, fruit, and botanicals that are added in dashes and drops to cocktails (like adding spices, salt and pepper to food) to highlight, enhance, balance and mingle with the ingredients of cocktails.
History in regards to Craft Cocktails Today the word Cocktail generally is used to refer to any beverage that contains alcohol in any form (Spirits, Wine or Beer). Unlike in modern times, from the early 1800s through the 1950s the word Cocktail referred to a specific style of alcoholic beverage. Cocktail in this traditional sense was defined as"Cocktail is stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters." Therefore, Cocktail Bitters are a required ingredient in a traditional Cocktail.