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Definition: In the culinary arts, the word bitters refers to an alcoholic beverage flavored with herbs and other ingredients to produce a bitter flavor. Some bitters can have a sweet flavor, depending on their ingredients and formulation.

Bitters can be used as an ingredient in cocktails. Cocktails such as the Pink Gin and the Old Fashioned are made with bitters.

Bitters can also be served as an apéritif or digestif.
Also Known As:
  • Swedish bitters
  • Angostura bitters
  • sweetish bitters
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