Spotlight on Chemistry: Bitters

Once used to treat a myriad of medical issues, bitters are an essential ingredient in every good barkeep’s stash (and still a sworn-by “cure” for hiccups).

Check out some of the compounds at work in bitters, and Take a quiz to test your knowledge!


Feeling crafty? Homemade bitters are pretty simple to make, with countless flavor combinations. Enjoy (and DIY) responsibly!