I saw orange bitters, was intrigued, bought them. Aside from using as a digestif or adding a few drops over my next Pisco Sour, how do I use them?

Judith Peres
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Sean R. May 23, 2016
I swear I've seen orange bitters called for in salad dressings (maybe from a Yotam Ottolenghi cookbook). Having never tried orange bitters, does this sounds crazy in an edible or inedible way?
 
Sean R. June 2, 2016
Found it, Sweet Potatoes with Orange BItters in Plenty More! (Oops, it's not a dressing.) Ottolenghi reprinted the recipe from Ruth Reichl and also shared it on Food52:
https://food52.com/recipes/31736-sweet-potatoes-with-orange-bitters
 
Judith P. May 23, 2016
A "thank-you" to all of you who sent in your ideas, I appreciate your time. And now, I'll dig into Food52 for further insights, thanks one and all.
 
Jimmy H. May 20, 2016
A few drops in soda water is quite refreshing. Try adding a splash to a pan sauce for pork, chicken, or salmon. Try adding it in place of vanilla extract in a shortbread cookie recipe.
 
My F. May 20, 2016
Add a few drops to a chocolate or spice cake recipe instead of vanilla!
 
LouLou May 20, 2016
Their website says you can use it as a substitute for both food and drink when something call for orange zest.
 
702551 May 19, 2016
Orange bitters are a cocktail seasoning and have recently made a comeback from obscurity (i.e., they're currently trendy).

If you use the site's search engine (the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner of your web browser window), you will get a number of search results for "orange bitters" in the Recipes section of this site, most of which refer to cocktail recipes. I'm sure a general Internet search engine (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.) will find even more suggestions, but basically you use it in cocktails as a flavoring.

I'm sure there are a few clever food recipes around too since it's so trendy.
 
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