Make Your Cocktails Great with Small-Batch Bitters

A dash of bitters is one of our favorite ways to make our boozy concoctions sparkle a little bit brighter. Just a drop or two can take a tipple from ordinary to extraordinary, so we’re always on the lookout for new bitters to try.

Enter Salud! Bitters, a new line from two passionate food entrepreneurs in Austin, Texas.

We’ve actually already introduced you to one of the women behind Salud! Bitters. Kate Payne is the author of The Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking, and we’ve been lucky enough to take a peek inside her kitchen.

Last year Payne and her partner, Nora Chovanec, launched Salud! with four kinds of bitters available in their signature Texas line. The pair will also release seasonal flavors based on ingredients that are available locally in Austin throughout the year.

We love the subtlety of the bitters in our cocktails — they add a note of flavor without being overwhelming — and we’ve also taken to adding a few drops to our glass of seltzer to make it feel a little fancier. Plus, at $36, the sampler pack makes a great, affordable birthday or hostess gift.

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