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
3 oz
Nutmeg
5 oz
Coriander
8 oz
Cinnamon
½ lb
Cloves
½ lb
Allspice
½ lb
Caraway
½ lb
Calissaya Bark
1 lb
Angelica Root
1¼ lb
Galanga Root
1¼ lb
Gentian Root
1¼ lb
Calamus Root
2¼ lb

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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