Bitters & Ground Spices

When a recipe calls for a ground spice like cumin or cinnamon, or a spice blend like garam masala, you can enhance the use of a spice with the additional flavor of bitters. Below are some of our favorite combinations for adding bitters when using specific spices.

Three bitters bottles on a pile of spices

Bitters in Marinades,
Vinaigrettes, and Sauces

One way to use cocktail bitters in the kitchen is to add them to vinaigrettes, marinades, and sauces. Simply add bitters to a tried and true recipe to accentuate, enhance, or contrast existing flavors. When using 1-2 tsp of bitters, you should not have to adjust the recipe in any way. Below are some ideas for adding bitters to your favorite vinaigrettes, marinades, and sauces.

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