Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Here’s my ever growing collection of bitters. I am a fan. A big fan. My recent appreciation for bitters began late last fall when Brad Thomas Parsons came to Seattle for this event. Since then, I’ve made a couple, bought some, and gratefully received some as gifts.
Bitters add a wonderful flavor layer to a cocktail. They really can balance a drink. A couple of dashes in a glass of sparkling water creates a fine non-alcoholic beverage. (Lots of bitters do have an alcohol base, but we are only talking about 5 -6 drops in a glass of water.)
My bitters collection is organized on a silver-plated tray found at a thrift store, which is attached to a repurposed ceiling light fixture. It’s the kind of display that now does double duty as room decor. For more info on the bitters shown, please visit the bitters tab above.