“Long” In The Translation

A critical ingredient in making bitters is one or more bitter herbs.  The grapefruit bitters I set out to make called for gentian as its bittering herb.  I suppose I could have ordered online but that would be too easy.  It was also unclear from the recipe whether I needed a powder, a liquid…

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A Bitter, Bitter World

The availability of cocktail bitters in southern California is, at the moment, sparse at best.  It seems that the cocktail boom has created a flood of new bitters makers everywhere but here.  I imagine that in places like New York, bitters of every variety are flooding the shelves.  In San Diego,…

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