The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters are reminiscent of a style of bitters dating back to an era before cocktails even existed. Back then, bitters were made by doctors and apothecaries, primarily for the use in liquid tonics and then eventually as an ingredient in alcoholic beverages. The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters reflect the Creole way of life with all its beautiful complexity and spiciness. The vintage metallic red label hides a fiery anise tinged cherry red colored liquid. Try it in your favorite Manhattan.