"Almost all of the bitters, whiskeys, or absinthes you see in Buenos Aires are illegal," he says.
He dashes in a few drops of bitters, and then gently crushes the sugar with a muddler.
He adds two dashes of Peychaud's bitters, one shot of Los Tigres de la Ira's Suisse verte, some lemon juice, and an egg white.
Top with bitters and liquid smoke and garnish with a flamed lemon zest.
He makes me a 20's Sazerac with Jack Daniels, Peychaud's bitters, simple syrup, and local Tigre de la Ira absinthe.
The bitters are purely medicinal, and they contain no intoxicating element.'
His phrase was, 'Your bitters, sir, leave no bad flavor behind them.'
It was interesting to see a dozen soldiers go to surgeon's call, take their "bitters," and return to their quarters.
You drink the bitters and they go to your nose and make it red.
Its ingredients were one drop of bitters and the remainder, poor liquor.
Old English biter "bitter, sharp, cutting; angry, embittered; cruel," from Proto-Germanic *bitras- (cf. Old Saxon bittar, Old Norse bitr, Dutch bitter, Old High German bittar, German bitter, Gothic baitrs "bitter"), from PIE root *bheid- "to split" (cf. Old English bitan "to bite;" see bite (v.)). Evidently the meaning drifted in prehistoric times from "biting, of pungent taste," to "acrid-tasting." Used figuratively in Old English of states of mind and words. Related: Bitterly.
Bitterness is symbolical of affliction, misery, and servitude (Ex. 1:14; Ruth 1:20; Jer. 9:15). The Chaldeans are called the "bitter and hasty nation" (Hab. 1:6). The "gall of bitterness" expresses a state of great wickedness (Acts 8:23). A "root of bitterness" is a wicked person or a dangerous sin (Heb. 12:15). The Passover was to be eaten with "bitter herbs" (Ex. 12:8; Num. 9:11). The kind of herbs so designated is not known. Probably they were any bitter herbs obtainable at the place and time when the Passover was celebrated. They represented the severity of the servitude under which the people groaned; and have been regarded also as typical of the sufferings of Christ.