What is the origin of cocktail bitters?

Answer Cocktail bitters originated in the 18th century as herbal tonics that were meant to promote general health, well-being and good digestion. Bitters are infusions of herbs, roots and flavoring agents... Read More »

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Do bitters go bad?

Bitters, provided that they are the type that have alcohol in them, do not go bad. However, the non-alcoholic varieties do go bad, because they do not have preservatives. Nevertheless, it's a good ... Read More »

Who invented bitters?

German-born Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert, surgeon-general for Simon Bolivar's revolutionary army in Venezuela, invented bitters in 1824. Through word of mouth, this blend of herbs became popula... Read More »

Who created bitters?

Dr. Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert created the first batch of aromatic bitters, or "amargo aromatico," in 1824 to aid soldiers ailing from fever or stomach upsets. By his death in 1870, his compa... Read More »

Is it ok to drink bitters strait?

Yes, but it sounds disgusting. If you want a mixed drink, try the Angie Collins, it's got a lot of bitters in it.Link to the Angie Collins:…