About Citrus Bitters

About Citrus Bitters
Citrus bitter contain bitter orange peel, lemon or grapefruit rind or peel among other citrus fruits in their ingredients. Flavor characteristics range from tangerine and grapefruit to lemongrass and coriander. These bitters can aide the stomach and add another dimension to many types of cocktails, especially those made with gin.

Top Picks for Citrus Bitters

Weatherby’s Orange Saffron Bitters
94 points
$18
Best Buy
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of juniper, orange fruit cake, pine sap, and saffron with a satiny, bright, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish evoking accents of orange peel, pine, cardamom, and chamomile and pollen finish. In a gin martini these bitters add delicious orange spice cake and fruit cake bass notes that offset the herbal juniper forward gin and then an ethereal saffron high note that lingers.
94 points $18 Best Buy
The Bitter Ex Bitters Co. Drunk Texting Citrus Bitters
93 points
$12
Tasted as a Gin Martini cocktail. Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of frosted lemon cake and herbed yams with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, crisp finish with touches of lemon and nut oil and dried ginger and lime finish. These bitters add a hint of lemon and ginger to the mix for a serious cocktail.
Old Forester Hummingbird Bitters
87 points
Tasted as a Gin Martini cocktail. Sedimentary straw color. Aromas and flavors of orange spice cake, herbs, dried tropical fruits, and hints of tobacco and suede with a supple, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that shows accents of cardamom, lady grey tea, and tamari finish. The martini cocktail benefits for the dried fruit and delicate spiciness of the bitters, especially the orange rind notes; the overall effect of the bitters is very noticeable.