Tastes: Spirits: The Bitters Truth

From the Sep 30, 2007, issue
"We use more of it to cure hiccups than we put in drinks." The speaker was the bartender at my local Irish pub. The subject was bitters, the mysterious cocktail additive that currently has the parascience of mixology abuzz.

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