Berlin Bitters

by :: [Bitters]

Each region in Germany had a local bitters, and this is a recipe for one in the Berlin area.

Berlin Bitters Recipe:

Cinchona Bark
30 g
Bitter Orange Peel
30 g
30 g
30 g
30 g
Rhubarb Powder
1½ tsp
Cinnamon Powder
¾ tsp
Cloves, powder
1 tsp
Alcohol, 70%
480 ml


Mix the solids in a mortar and reduce to a coarse powder. Extract using slow percolation or maceration over a period of days.

To make the bitters, mix 1 fluid ounce (30ml) of this extract with 450ml of 40% alcohol. To make Berlin Wine-Bitters, replace the alcohol and water with sweet catawba or sherry wine.

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