Making a "Base" Bitters Batch from A Lesson in How to Make Bitters Slideshow

A Lesson in How to Make Bitters Slideshow

Maryse Chevriere
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Adding Bitters to a Cocktail

How to go about pairing the right bitters with the right cocktail? Says Dan, "Generally speaking, while the role of bitters in cocktails should be subtle and nuanced, you want them to play nicely and don't want them to get lost. You might want woody, aggressive, smell-them-across-the-bar bitters with Scotch; herbaceous, maybe even floral bitters with dry gin; rich and spicy yet smooth bitters with mezcal. But then again, with a tempered, balanced hand, anything's possible."

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