First used for medicinal purposes in the 1600's bitters took a hold in cocktails in the early 1800's. In fact, when the cocktail was first described it was consisting of spirits, sugar, water and bitters. We now call this cocktail an Old Fashioned. Before Prohibition there were 100's of different types of bitters being used. After these dark times only a few survived. Nick Kosevich, owner of Eat Street Social
, is here to educate us on how use bitters in drinks and food.