Bitters

Aromatic Bitters

A generic recipe for an aromatic type bitters. From the Standard Manual of Soda.

Aromatic Bitters Recipe:

Bitter Orange Peel
4 oz
Calamus
1 oz
Hops
1 oz
Cardamom
¼ oz
Cassia Bark
¼ oz
Coriander
1 tsp
Cloves
1 tsp
Mace
1 tsp
Cochineal
1 tsp
Alcohol, 40%
16 oz

Instructions

Mix the spices in a mortar and crush to a coarse powder. Extract by slow percolation or maceration for 2 to 3 days.

To prepare bitters, mix 1 fluid ounce of this extract with 18 fluid ounces of water and 12 ounces of alcohol. Aromatic Wine-Bitters may be prepared in the same manner by replacing the alcohol and water with sherry wine.

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