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How many Bittermen's drops in a dash?

jaba May 18, 2014 05:44 PM

Per Kindred Cocktails, it says:
One "dash" of bitters equivalent to the Bittermens dropper filled 1/4 of its length, or about 15-18 drops.

But 15-18 drops seems to be much less than 1/4 the dropper length.

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  1. JMF RE: jaba May 19, 2014 06:44 AM

    A dash is 1/8 teaspoon. That's about 1/4 of the dropper. How many drops? Who counts? It's a dash, not an exact science.

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    1. re: JMF
      misterdudeguy RE: JMF May 19, 2014 03:09 PM

      i get so frustrated with bottles of peychaud, angostura and orange bitters.
      sure, it's not an exact science, but i have so much trouble getting a consistent amount out of bitters bottles.

      any tips on technique? do i need to buy a teensy measuring spoon?


      1. re: misterdudeguy
        JMF RE: misterdudeguy May 19, 2014 08:47 PM

        I put all the bitters I use into those same dropper bottles that Bittermens, and the other new bitters use. The 4 oz. "Boston Rounds" which I get from Specialtybottle.com. Then I know a 1/4 dropper is a dash.

    2. EvergreenDan RE: jaba May 19, 2014 05:53 PM

      I just estimated a 1/4 dropper of Bittermen's Hopped Grapefruit and it came out to 18 drops.



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