The perfect bitter can be just what your cocktail needs to go to the next level. Bitters are made from high-proof alcohol that have been infused with things like spices, bark, herbs, and flowers. Think of them as the salt and pepper of the cocktail world, where just a small dash can go a long way. Bitters have been around for a long time, making their way into cocktails in the United States for the first time in the 1850s.
Today when it comes to bitters, there are a ton of different options out there. While Angostura and the like are fairly standard, a number of craft bitters have started to pop up during recent years that can add a unique twist to your favorite cocktail.
Check out the gallery for a look at some of the interesting options out there.