French Bitters

by :: [Bitters]

This recipe comes from 1871 and was named French Bitters by it's creator Antoine Desaulniers from Oswego, New York. Like many of the early bitters, they claimed this particular recipe could alleviate stomach cramps and headaches.

French Bitters Recipe:

Instructions

Combine ingredients, crushing if necessary and allow to macerate for five weeks, shaking occassionaly. After five weeks, strain the liquid, add the water, bottle and they are ready for use.

Notes:

* Calumba is an intensly bitter vine from East Africa

Back to Bitters List

follow on twitterFollow Art of Drink on Twitter

Twitter Updates

RT "@ValaAfshar: "This slide should be the 4th law of thermodynamics" —@pkedrosky pic.twitter.com/TCVfmJU5bt"
Evolution is simply a series of successful mistakes. #science
Fourth San Antonio Cocktail Conference kicks off in January drnk.ca/1J8TZYc
.@RobertOSimonson damn, now the price of Havana Club rum is going to go up in Canada. I should start hoarding it.
Bartenders Only: @davidwondrich Thinks Cocktail Books Need a Makeover | Liquor.com liquor.com/articles/david… via @Liquor