thoughts on drinking, life and mixing the two.
Bitters having come from medicinal roots have an ancient reputation as a heath tonic. Snake oil pushers once upon a time would claim that bitters cured everything from gout to indigestion. Although we can no longer make these claims bitters are making a huge comeback along with the classic cocktails. Aside from full-blown cocktails you can enjoy bitters simply mixed with club soda; the particular and pungent flavors in the bitters open up and are more easily appreciated this way. Bartenders have long touted this mixture as a hangover cure, but sometimes I just like to have a sophisticated drink in my hand even when I am not drinking.
I often have to drive and must maintain sobriety. Lately I have been ordering an old-school bartender hangover remedy.
Club soda and bitters.
Sure, most of us order club soda to have a low-calorie non-alcoholic drink and yes bitters are mostly 45%ABV. A dash or two of bitters will add an interesting flavor to your soda and a very, very small (a dash) amount of alcohol. I like it. Any bitters should do the trick and even a wedge of lime can be nice. I imagine that this also is way healthier than a regular or diet soda.
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