What Are Bitters?

So, what are bitters? Bitters are concentrated infusions made with botanicals, spices and barks. Originally used for medicinal purposes to aid in digestion and anti-inflammatory needs, but in more recent years, bitters act as an essential ingredient for some of the most popular classic cocktails and can even be used to spice up food. Bitters are a bartender's salt & pepper, working to enhance and accentuate the primary flavors of a cocktail.