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Generic for concentrated bitter tincture of herbs, spices, fruit, and spirits. Deemed too bitter to be consumed by themselves, they are normally applied to any beverage in dashes or small fractions of an ounce or mililiter. Though containing alcohol up to 80 proof, manufacture was allowed without restriction even during Prohibition, because the bitterness was such that the Internal Revenue Service, who administered compliance with the National Prohibition Act, termed it "non-potable alcohol" ie, too bitter to consume straight.

Drinks made with Bitters:

  1. Artillery Cocktail
  2. Golf Cocktail (Dry)
  3. Flying Scotchman Cocktail
  4. Merry Widow Cocktail
  5. Moonshine Cocktail
  6. Nineteen Cocktail
  7. Spring Cocktail
  8. Affinity Cocktail
  9. Morning Glory Cocktail
  10. Manhattan (Dry)
  11. Manhattan (Sweet)
  12. The Nevada Cocktail
  13. Brandy Special Cocktail
  14. Choker Cocktail
  15. Smiler Cocktail
  16. Spencer Cocktail
  17. Submarine Cocktail

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