The experiment was basic, the method rather delicious and the results – we are probably going to need to gather more data.
If you’ve scanned the drink menu at almost any watering hole lately, peered through a book of cocktails or perused any of the many sites devoted to drink, you have probably run across “bitters”. With a historical origin in medicine, “bitters” is a term that was applied to a number of herbal ingredients infused into gin or other alcohols. Now the appellation covers the wide scope of little funny bottles you will find among the more recognizable hooch at bars everywhere.
Furthermore, their applications do not end with making your Manhattan more memorable. A few squirts here or a dropper there can add a whole new dimension to any number of recipes – thus, our “experiment”.