What is a Bitters?
A bitter is traditionally an alcoholic preparation flavored with botanical matter for a bitter or bittersweet flavor.
Originally, numerous longstanding brands of bitters were developed as patent medicines, but now are sold as digestives, sometimes with herbal properties, and as cocktail flavorings.
Where Can I Buy Bitters In South Africa?
Address: 2 Burg St, Boksburg, Johannesburg, 1459, South Africa
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4 pm
Phone: +27 11 306 9999
Palmwine Liquor Store
Address: Shop # 5, Penny Farthing Centre, 528 Pretoria Rd, Silverton, Pretoria, 0084, South Africa
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: +27 76 929 1319
Bar Keeper Liquor Store – Cape Town
Address: 103 Strand St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 8 pm
Phone: +27 21 422 1024
DARLINGTON GIN – THE SPIRIT OF DARLING
Address: 5 Main St, Darling, 7345, South Africa
Phone: +27 22 492 3971
JARRYDS Brunch & Bistro
Address: 90 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 10 pm
Phone: +27 21 023 3642
Are bitters legal to buy?
Bitters are technically alcoholic, and they’re usually between 35% to 45% ABV. Because they’re sold in such small bottles and their flavor is so strong, most recipes call for just a dash or a few drops, making its overall alcohol contribution negligible, and why you don’t need to be 21 or older to buy them.
Do bitters expire?
On average, bitters last around 5 years. However, there’s no need to refrigerate bitters. Even though there are organic compounds in bitters, the amount of alcohol acts as a natural sterilizer and preservation agent.