A dash of bitters often turn a cocktail from humdrum to exceptional. Think of it like the salt-and-pepper of the cocktail world.
If you don't know what bitters are, you're not alone.
After my mother passed away last year, I was tasked with emptying out her house in Los Angeles. I found a wheeled, wrought-iron bar cart bearing funny swizzle sticks, a wooden monkey and four old bottles of whiskey. What now?
Main image courtesy of Rob Ireton, Flickr. Bitters are made from high-proof alcohol or glycerin with barks, fruit peels, roots
Planning to end your year with a pop? Sparkling cocktails are a fun way to put an even more celebratory twist on the traditional glass of bubbly.
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The bar at Eleven Madison Park not only does the restaurant justice, but it's also my favorite place in the city to have a drink, whether I'm looking for a cutting-edge cocktail or simply a gin-and-tonic.