Made from roots, herbs and fruit soaked in alcohol, these potent concoctions reveal subtle flavors hiding in your favorite libations. Take our quiz to see how much you know about this often underused bartending tool.
What quirky feature makes the Angostura bitters bottle instantly recognizable?
bright blue hue
What were bitters originally advertised as?
What drink is made by adding a dash of bitters to a cocktail of whiskey and vermouth?
The Sazerac serves as the official cocktail of this southern city.
What is Angostura named for?
a town in Venezuela
a type of tree bark
Where did the famous Peychaud's bitters originate?
Which liquor serves as the base for the Pegu cocktail?
What flavor do sarsaparilla bitters lend to a cocktail?
This bitter root lends a woodsy tang when added to a beverage.
devil's club root
Fernet, a type of bitters consumed as an aperitif, serves as one of the most popular form of bitters in this country.
Which of the following is NOT used to make an Old Fashioned?
What root is found in both Peychaud's and Angostura bitters?
What name is used to describe bitters meant to be consumed as an appetizer-of-sorts before a meal?
Angostura made its first major change in 200 years when it introduced this flavor in 2007.
While Angostura has a spicy, earthy flavor, Peychaud's offers a hard-to-miss zing of this spice.
What aperitif bitter features in a Vesper martini?
What cocktail would you create if you add Campari to vermouth?
Which of the following best describes the flavor of cassia chips, a common ingredient used to make bitters?
When the martini was first created, it was common to add a dash of orange bitters to the drink.
What drink do you get when you mix gin, vermouth and Campari bitters?