Bitters are to cocktails as salt and spices are to foods. They add complexity, highlighting existing flavors and introducing new ones. But what else can you do with that bottle of boozy extract sitting on your shelf? Apparently, a whole lot. In Angostura’s home country, Trinidad and Tobago, bitters are added to all sorts of […]
Anyone who’s been to a bar in the last 10 years knows that the craft cocktail movement has bequeathed an obsession with all things artisanal. Bitters, shrubs, and infused syrups have gone from unusual additions to must-have ingredients with cult followings. At the forefront is Dram Apothecary, a Colorado company that produces craft bitters, syrups, […]
Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber’s table was swamped with admirers. The couple behind Vermont-based La Garagista Farm and Winery were among some 150 natural winemakers showing off their latest releases at the 2017 RAW WINE Fair in Brooklyn last month. Staff poured tastes of La Garagista’s Ci Confonde Petillent Natural White 2016.
Email Your Ask Adam Questions To: firstname.lastname@example.org Can I Get Drunk From Bitters? The answer to this question varies because lots of different liquors fall under the category of bitters. There are amaros like Fernet that we drink straight at the end of a meal as a digestif, or vials of Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters that we […]
Bitters are the salt and pepper of cocktails. They can emphasize certain flavor profiles, and take a drink from humdrum to complex. While there is a long and growing list of commercial options out there, one of the best ways to get to know bitters is by making your own. Bitters, at their most basic, […]
We all recognize that little bottle at the bar, the one with the (usually) yellow cap and thick paper wrapping. The bartender begins mixing and pouring, stirring and shaking, and then adds just a dash of those little potent drops into your creation. Those densely flavored droplets, otherwise known as bitters, pack a mean punch […]
Ah, yes, another look into one of the terrifying yet enticing Italian bottles on the back bar. In this case, Punt e Mes, self-described as “L’Originale Alternativa.” It’s not all that obscure a drink and is worth learning about since it has year-round applicability—and yes, said applicability involves intoxication.
We’re all for debunking junk science here at VinePair, and when it comes to an upset stomach, sometimes the best way to go is Tums or Alka Seltzer. But if we can bring you a cure that involves alcohol, we’re going to do it. The next time you feel like your innards are ready to bust out of your […]
Bitters: A Brief History From classics like The Manhattan to inventive, elaborate concoctions, plenty of cocktails call for bitters. But what exactly are bitters, and why would you want them in your drink? In short, bitters consist of liquor that’s sharply flavored with herbs and plant elements. As is the case with plenty of vices, […]