Periodic graphics: The chemistry of bitters | March 12, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 11 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 11 | p. 40
Issue Date: March 12, 2018

Periodic graphics: The chemistry of bitters

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning samples the ingredients and molecules that lend the cocktail flavorings their pungency
By Andy Brunning
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: Food science, bitters, cocktails, gentian root, Angostura, chemistry

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A collaboration between C&EN and Andy Brunning, author of the popular graphics blog Compound Interest

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