Homemade Bitters, 4 Ways

Last Updated October 02, 2017
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How to make homemade bitters for cocktails
Photo by Randazzo Blau for Edible Hudson Valley

Bitters are heavily infused spirits, often with citrus or spicy notes, used as an extra burst of flavor in cocktails. Thanks to the craft cocktail craze, bitters have been pulled into the spotlight. There are a number of excellent artisan bitters on the market, but making your own is more cost effective if you're willing to wait a few weeks for the tincture to develop.

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