What drink only uses bitters?

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I've found a drink that might interest you. It contains only ingredients where bitters is a primary component, making it the perfect choice for someone looking for a cocktail focused on the unique flavor of bitters.
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You asked: cocktail recipes using only bitters. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Manhattan Sweet

The Manhattan Sweet is a classic cocktail that originated in the late 1800s in New York City. This sophisticated drink...

Red vermouth (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail with a rich history and a bold, complex flavor profile. Originating in the...

Sugar (1 cube), Angostura Bitters (Few dashes), Bourbon (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.54 / 5

Bitter Elder

The Bitter Elder cocktail is a beautifully balanced drink that weaves together the floral notes of elderflower liqueur with the...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (45ml), Campari (22.5ml), Elderflower Liqueur (22.ml)

4 ingredients
4.31 / 5

Bittered Gin Sling

The Bittered Gin Sling is a classic cocktail known for its complex and bold flavors. It originated in the late...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (45ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Red vermouth (22.5ml)

6 ingredients
4.31 / 5

Lemon Lime And Bitters

Lemon Lime and Bitters is a refreshing, non-alcoholic cocktail that is typically served in a highball glass. This popular Australian...

Lemonade (150ml), Lime Cordial (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.81 / 5

Gin And Tonic Bitter Lime

Gin and Tonic is good, but if you like it bitter with a hint of lime, this drink is for...

Lime juice (30ml), Gin (60ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Tonic water (200ml)

4 ingredients
3.66 / 5

Bittersweet Biatch

The Bittersweet Biatch is a refreshing and exotic cocktail that combines the tangy flavors of lime juice and pineapple with...

Lime juice (Top up), Pineapple (3 slices), Aniseed liqueur (75ml)

3 ingredients
3.59 / 5

Bitter Mac

The Bitter Mac is a sophisticated cocktail that elegantly marries the warmth of whiskey with the crispness of white vermouth,...

White vermouth (22.5ml), Whiskey (45ml), Amaro (15ml), Elderflower Liqueur (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.51 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are bitters in cocktails?

Bitters are concentrated flavoring agents made from botanicals, used to add complexity and depth to cocktails.

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How much bitters should I use in a cocktail?

Typically, bitters are used in small amounts; a few dashes are enough to add flavor to a cocktail without overpowering it.

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Can bitters be consumed on their own?

While it's uncommon due to their concentrated flavor, some people do drink bitters on their own for their digestive benefits.

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Are there non-alcoholic bitters available?

Yes, there are non-alcoholic bitters available that mimic the flavor of traditional bitters without the alcohol content.

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Can I make my own bitters at home?

Yes, you can make bitters at home using a mix of alcohol, botanicals, and spices. It requires time and proper ingredients.

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