About Exotic Bitters

About Exotic Bitters
Exotic bitters includes bitters that are infused with unusual ingredients, from fruit (plum) to chocolate to even celery or cardamom. Depending on the primary flavors, these bitters can be used not only in cocktails, but also in cooking for sauces, soups and even desserts.

Top Picks for Exotic Bitters

The Bitter Truth Drops & Dashes Roots Bitters
94 points
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of toffee, orange-peach chutney, and fig bread with a round, tangy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long finish with nuances of creme brulee, brown spices, and leather finish. In an Old Fashioned these bitters dovetail completely and add dried fig, licorice and spice notes to compliment the cocktail.
94 points $18 Best Buy
The Bitter Ex Bitters Co. Stalking Ex Spicy Celery Bitters
93 points
Tasted as a Pisco Sour cocktail. Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of celery root and stalk, hints of dried peach, barbecue rub, and suede shoe with a supple, lively, dryish medium-full body and an even, layered, very long finish that exhibits elements of lemon cream, frosted herb scone, and cucumber-thyme and watermelon finish. Vibrant earthy celery notes mesh seamlessly with the botanicals of gin in a martini cocktail and elevate the experience; a must for brunch cocktails or try with Chartreuse.
King Floyd’s Cherry Cacao Bitters
92 points
Tasted as a Old Fashioned cocktail. Amber color. Inviting aromas and flavors of toffee, chocolate orange peels and nuts, and hint of oven roasted tomatoes and cherries sprinkled with paprika with a satiny, soft, fruity sweet full body and a tingling, long finish with notes of caramel cream, dried figs, and grilled peach finish. A delightfully savory and complex Old Fashioned cocktail; the bitters really amplify with chocolate and dried fruity/savory tones.
92 points $19.99
Old Forester Bohemian Bitters
89 points
Tasted as a Pisco Sour cocktail. Golden amber color. Aromas of pipe tobacco, cedar and incense, grilled fennel, and marzipan with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length licorice candy, orange spice muffin, and molasses finish. A solid, lightly licorice-like bitters adds a fun layer to a Old Fashioned cocktail.
The Bitter Truth Drops & Dashes Nut Bitters
87 points
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of bourbon barrel, dark caramelized nuts, dark raisin bread, and maple sap and bark with a round, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and an amusing, medium-long finish with notes of chocolate toffee, delicate fenugreek, roasted chestnuts and sassafras, and oak and limestone finish. in an Old Fashioned these bitters amplify the woody notes of the bourbon making a younger bourbon taste older and bringing out the minerally charred barrel notes throughout.
The Bitter Truth Olive Bitters
86 points
Bright golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of juniper and lemon marinade, smoked nuts and meats, olive brine and soy, and geranium with a supple, dry medium body and a tingling, complex, long finish displaying suggestions of flaming citrus, olive stuffed with smoked cheese and ham, and honey finish. In the gin martini the woodsy, smoky, olive notes mesh nicely creating a dirty martini with a savory stuffed olive effect.
The Bitter Truth Drops & Dashes Wood Bitters
85 points
Bright garnet color. Aromas and flavors of toasted meringue, creme brulee, lime gelato, and smoked paprika and purple carrots with an fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium finish imparting accents of pu-erh tea and hint of cola float finish. These bitters add an interesting smoky, almost BBQ rub element that make a cocktail more complex, toasty and dessert-like without getting heavy and cloying.
The Bitter Truth Drops & Dashes Blossom Bitters
84 points
Bright mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of lemon chiffon, floral honeycomb, duck egg, and fish sauce with a supple, tangy, moderately sweet medium body and a breezy finish that exhibits touches of citrus pith and gentian, hibiscus tea, sarsaparilla, and lavender perfume and potpourri finish. These bitters bring a distinctive earthy, almost animal quality to a pisco sour, making the egg seem like duck or ostrich egg; interesting.