Cocktail Bitters

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This is a pseudo generic recipe for a typical cocktail bitters taken from the book "The Art of blending and compounding liquors and wines" by Joseph Fleischman.

Cocktail Bitters Recipe:

Spirits
60 litre
Bitter Orange Peel
4 lbs
Cinnamon Bark
4 lbs
Cudbear*
2 lbs
Canalles
½ lbs
Quassia Chips
¼ lbs
Gential Root
¼ lbs
Grains of Paradise
¼ lbs
Cloves
2 oz
Colocynthin**
2 oz

Instructions

Bruise the spices and macerate in the alcohol for 10 days. Strain and filter before bottling.

Notes:

* A purplish-red dye derived from certain lichens ** Colocynthin is a type of bitter melon.

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