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Swiss Alpine Bitters

A type of “Alpine Bitters” similar to Swedish bitters.

Swiss Alpine Bitters Recipe:

Wild Cherry Bark
30 g
Cinchona Bark
30 g
Bitter Orange Peel
15 g
Sweet Orange Peel
15 g
Cardamom
7.5 g
Caraway
7.5 g
Cinnamon
3 g
Cloves
3 g
Nutmeg
3 g
Alcohol, 75%
480 ml

Instructions

Nix the solids in a mortar and grind to a coarse powder. Extract by maceration or percolation using the alcohol.

The bitters may be prepared from this extract by mixing 1 ounce of the extract with 15 ounces of dilute alcohol (20%). Swiss Alpine Wine Bitters may be prepared in a similar manner by replacing the alcohol and water with sweet catawba or sherry wine.

Darcy O'Neil | Art of Drink

Writer, author of Fix the Pumps, chemist, beekeper and general do-er-of-things, Darcy can generally be found looking for new and interesting things to do, usually over a cocktail. Currently working on more soda fountain history.