Aromatic Bitters

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

Aromatic Bitters Recipe:

Bitter Orange Peel
4 oz
1 oz
1 oz
¼ oz
Cassia Bark
¼ oz
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
Alcohol, 40%
16 oz


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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