Seamens Bitters

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The preferred bitter of the sea going captains or possibly just a name. This recipe is classified as a "strong bitter" and is in the same category as Angostura, Calisaya and Hop bitters.

Seamens Bitters Recipe:

Cardamom
¾ oz
Nutmeg
1¼ oz
Coriander
2 oz
Cinnamon
2 oz
Cloves
2 oz
Allspice
2 oz
Caraway
2 oz
Calisaya Bark
4 oz
Angelica Root
5 oz
Galanga Root
5 oz
Gentian Root
5 oz
Calamus Root
9 oz
Alcohol (45%)
4 pints
Brandy
3 oz

Instructions

Combine the ingredients in a mortar and grind to a coarse powder and then pack in a percolator, or other suitable maceration vessel. Pass the alcohol through the percolator over a period of 48 hours to create the Seamans Bitters essence. If macerating, allow the mixture to macerate for 2 days with occasional agitation, then filter and reserve the liquid.

To make the bitters, take 1 ounce of the bitter essence and add it to 4 pints of 40% alcohol.

To make the Seamens Bitter Liqueur from the above essence, take 1 oz of essence and combine it with 1700 ml of 25% alcohol, 300 ml of 60% simple syrup.

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