Hamburg Bitters

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Many regions of Germany have their own style of bitters and this is one of the recipes from the Hamburg region.

Hamburg Bitters Recipe:

Black Pepper
½ oz
Cardamom
3½ oz
Nutmeg
4 oz
Cloves
8 oz
Laurel Berries
8 oz
Zedoary Root
8 oz
Ginger
8 oz
Gential Root
12 oz
Cassia Cinnamon
12 oz
Bitter Orange Fruits
12 oz
Buckbean Leaves
1¼ oz
Centaury Herb
1¼ oz
Galanga Root
2¾ oz

Instructions

Reduce the solids to a coarse powder, add the remaining ingredients, macerate for 7 days, agitating occasionally, express and filter.

Notes:

It's probably best to avoid the Agaric as it is a species of mushroom that can be edible or poisonous.

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