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Cocktails and Spirits with Paul Clarke: It's a Bitter, Bitter World

Bitters of different styles and with different flavors have a special place in the history of mixology and are a defining ingredient in the original definition of the cocktail. But while the hardy souls at Fee Brothers in Rochester, New York, and Sazerac in New Orleans kept the bitters flame alive during the ingredient's darkest days, and paper-wrapped bottles of Angostura bitters could always be found next to the margarita salt at Safeway, bitters entered a long, steady decline beginning in the 1960s. More

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