Take the bitter with the sweet.

Give the gift of good drinking: This variety pack of 5 mini bitters bottles is the perfect gift for your cocktail-loving pal (or yourself, or anyone who works at Food52 hint, hint) who wants to experiment with big flavors. Made in small batches, each of the flavors (you get a mini bottle each of Ginger, Orange, Aromatic, Citrus, and Smoked Chili) are endlessly versatile; use them in classic bitters drinks, like Old Fashioneds, or add a couple of drops to a tall glass of seltzer water.

Ginger: water, alcohol, ginger, lemon peel, orange peel, caramel, gentian, and spices; Orange: water, alcohol, orange peel, caramel, gentian, and spices; Aromatic: water, alcohol, caramel, gentian, wormwood, roots, and spices; Citrus: water, alcohol, caramel, citrus peel, gentian, roots, and spices; Smoked Chili: water, alcohol, whole smoked chilis, orange peel, gentian, and spices