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1. An alcoholic liquor in which bitter vegetable substances (for example, quinine, gentian) have been steeped.
See also: bitter tonic.
2. Bitter vegetable drugs (for example, quassia, gentian, cinchona), usually used as tonics. Synonym(s): amara


n orally administered drugs made from botanical sources. Bitter in taste, they often are used to activate the gastrointestinal tract, to reduce inflammation, and to work as mild sedatives.


reflex sialogogues. Included in the group are gentian, quassia, nux vomica and quinine.
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The trend toward house-made bitters has subdivided some; White and Stern, among others, also make what they call tinctures, a step between an infusion and bitters.
The company, which has spearheaded the development of the sector with the launch of the first nationally available 'widget' bitter brand -- Boddingtons Draught -- in April 1991, believes the forthcoming festive season will be the best yet and sales should total 35[pounds] million.
Mary Reichert of Shenanigans on Division Street in Chicago also believes a good hangover cure includes ice cream and bitters.
The brewer is following Canned Draught Guinness and Guinness Bitter with Cherry's, a bitter with 3.
Founded in 1807 by Josef Becher, the Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary) based company is famous for producing Becherovka, a bitter liqueur which is drunk neat, as a long drink or a cocktail and which is particularly well known in its domestic market as well as in Central and Eastern Europe.
Bitters has been with the bank since September 1997 and administers the loan servicing, collections, workout and liquidation functions for the bank's SBA portfolio statewide.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Most people probably think that we perceive the five basic tastes -- sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (savory)--with our tongue, which then sends signals to our brain 'telling' us what we've tasted.
Fueled largely by the hard liquor and artisanal cocktail booms, bitters -- those astringent, potent flavor enhancers added by the drop to cocktails -- have become a big business.
There's the barman at a Prohibition speakeasy easing the passage of bad booze across jaded palettes with the help of a sugar cube soaked on Angostura bitters yarn.
Over time, bitters has become the quintessential ingredient used in cocktails to complement and bring out the flavor of the drink's base spirit.
Their flagship beer, Llangollen Bitter, will be launched at the town's popular Food and Drink Festival which is being held on Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17.
The rebirth of cocktail culture has brought many welcome additions to the world's bar scene; the presence of a panoply of bitters being certainly one of the most important.