Bitters are often described as being a bartender's spice rack, but they're one of the least understood ingredients behind the bar. Though their long history is rooted in herbal medicine, they've also been used for almost as long to flavor drinks.
In the world of cocktails, everything old is new and trendy again. And yet, few products have been revived as dramatically as bitters.Despite the relative obscurity of the flavorful extract that is a staple of drinks like the Manhattan over the last century, the craft cocktail movement has inspired dozens, possibly even hundreds of upstart brands of bitters.
The 2016 election may be more than a year away, but things are already getting weird.One of the first places the strangeness is showing is in candidates' campaign stores, so we decided to compile a few of our favorite fundraising oddities.(For the purposes of this list, fan-created merchandise is left off, though there are some truly laudable puns and other bits of wordplay out there like the Christie Creme T-shirt, "Feel the Bern" and "I'm Ridin' With Biden.")As with any election coverage, just remember: this is our circus, and these are our monkeys. We've gone through all 22 declared candidates' campaign stores to find you the strangest things that are offered:
Vodka has long been well known and well loved for being flavorless. For the last few years, producers have worked to expand the market by introducing exotic flavors that get […]