What is a cocktail bitter? | 3 Minute Cocktail Education

Today we’re going to answer the question, what is a cocktail bitter? We’ll also spend a couple minutes explaining why you need them in your cocktails.

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What are cocktail bitters? The concept behind a cocktail bitter is fairly straight forward: concentrate the flavors of a bitter agent (like herbs, roots, barks) along side an aromatic agent like lavender, citrus, other fruits and berries.

Cocktail bitters are the salt and pepper of your cocktails, would you grill up a steak or a pile of veggies without a little salt or pepper to draw out the flavors? Probably not, but you might. However, it’s hard to argue the taste difference between a properly spiced meal and a bland alternative. So why are you leaving your cocktails unspiced?

If you’ve been to a great bar and had a fantastic cocktail the chances are pretty good they added cocktail bitters to make it their own personal “signature drink.” Of course, if you’re drinking a classic beverage like a Sazerac or an Old Fashioned, you’ve probably already encountered a few bitters in your travels.

0:00 Introduction
0:17 What is a cocktail bitter?
1:11 Jerry Thomas defines a “cocktail”
1:34 Using bitters to enhance an established cocktail?
2:03 Fixing a broken cocktail
2:39 What I suggest in your next daiquiri…

Cocktail bitters enhance great drinks, elevate standard drinks, and can be used to fix an unbalanced hollow drinking experience (sometimes). Find a drink with a great start and finish but is missing the middle? Or a drink that works well but falls flat in the finish? A bitter can tie those pieces together and make a full joy experience.

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