Bitter is a category of alcoholic beverages known for their bitter and aromatic taste. Its history dates back to the ancient art of herbalism, where infusions of herbs and roots were prepared for medicinal purposes. Over time, the recipes were refined and transformed into bitter beverages, often used as aperitifs or digestifs. Modern bitters are crafted through a combination of herbs, roots, barks, and spices, creating a complex blend of flavors. They can be enjoyed on their own with ice, mixed in cocktails, or used as an ingredient to add a bitter and aromatic touch to culinary preparations.