Posts Tagged ‘bitters’

Food News You Can Use: Demon Alcohol Edition

Let's not examine why Y&H has liquor on the brain at this hour. Let's just review some of the latest in firewater news. Montgomery County is thinking it may not feel so blue on Sundays anymore. [DCist] Tune Inn on Capitol Hill slathered on the pomade for its moment in the spotlight. [Washingtonian's Best Bites [...]

So You Want to be a Cocktail Nerd? Pt. III

One of the truly defining characteristics of being a cocktail nerd is making your own ingredients–syrups, tinctures, cordials and–the granddaddy of them all–bitters. Bitters are essential to the cocktail, which, incidentally, was first defined in 1806 in a Hudson, New York newspaper called the Balance & Columbian Repository as containing spirits, water, sugar and bitters.

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