A liquor typically spirituous which a bitter natural herb leaf or root is steeped
- alcoholic alcohol flavored with sour natural herbs and roots
- an alcohol, generally spirituous where a bitter natural herb, leaf, or root is steeped.
1713, from sour. So called for the taste.
A bitter liquid distilled from roots and herbs, frequently utilized in mixed products, served as an aperitif, or as a home remedy for fevers and other illness.
- a liquid mix of cloves, cinnamon, quinine, nutmeg, rum, dried fruits, also root and organic extracts. Mostly used in cocktails.
(n. pl.) A liquor, typically spirituous which a bitter herb, leaf, or root is steeped.
The aromatic bitters such as chamomile flowers, cascarilla bark, hops, orange peel and others contain in addition small quantities of essential oils which increase their local action.