Union Bitters

Once a proprietary “medicine” once sold as “Seabury’s Union Bitters” that would be found “grateful and comforting” in all cases where manhood needs to be restored, or where men have lost their self-respect and interest in each other’s welfare. This is pretty typical marketing for these types of “medicine” in the 1800s.

Some historical documents claim it was to be “put up in the best Bourbon Whiskey”.

Union Bitters Recipe:

120 g
Peruvian Bark
60 g
Roman Chamomile
30 g
Quassia Bark
15 g
Bitter Orange Peel
15 g
Alcohol, 50%
4 L


Reduce the ingredients to a coarse powder. Macerate in the alcohol for 14 days, express and filter.From The Druggist’s hand-book of private formulas /by John Nelson


From “The Druggist’s hand-book of private formulas” by John Nelson

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