How Do I Make Bitters from a Starter?

Good Questions

Q: I was at a party recently and my foodie host gave me a small bottle of bitters starter to take home with me. I completely forgot about it until recently, with all the buzz about bitters shortage.

Does anyone know how to make bitters from a starter, or have any thoughts on what I should do with this stuff?

Sent by Katie

Editor: Wow, Katie! We have no real idea on how to make bitters, but it sounds might intriguing. What a great party gift. Here are one or two links to get you started, and then we'll throw this out to the readers.

How to make bitters at Spirits and Cocktails
How To Make Your Own Bitters at Drink Dogma

Readers, have you ever made your own bitters or dealt with a bitters starter?

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