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Bitters

Discussion in 'The Humidor' started by KnotRight, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    OK, I must admit that I have never made a cocktail with bitters. What the hell are bitters and who uses them? Per GOOGLE you can get them in the grocery store with the cocktail items.
    Someone please education me!
     
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    BassicNate Happy to be here Supporting Member

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    Bitters are extracts used to enhance the flavor profile of a drink, or balance opposing flavors - like sweet and sour. They’re kinda like the spice rack of your liquor cabinet. The Manhattan and Old Fashioned are two of the more common drinks made with bitters - Angostura typically. The best thing to do is just pick some up and start making drinks to find what you like in what proportions.
     
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    I make my Old Fashioned heavy on the bitters. I really enjoy the flavor they add.
     
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    rantingredneck ....glutton for punishment..... Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Here is what you're looking for. A bottle goes a long way. I too enjoy a heavily bittered old fashioned. Made with rye of course.
     
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    DCGallim Resident Smart-A$$

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    Try honey instead of sugar, takes a little extra mixing.
     
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    rantingredneck ....glutton for punishment..... Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I don't much care for honey. I've tried it.

    I use a sugar cube or two. Muddled in with the bitters, an orange rind and a dash of water. Then fill the glass with ice and rye.
     
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    How much do you usually put in a drink?
     
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    7 or 8 dashes.
     
  10. GoWolfpack

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    Wow, you really do like a lot of bitters.

    OP: DO NOT START WITH 7 DASHES OF BITTERS!


    I was going to recommend his channel if someone else didn't.
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Then there are English bitters which aren't bitter at all, and is an excellent beer when done right ;)
     
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