Basic Bitters Recipe


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Learn more about bitters here – http://okramagazine.org/2013/04/12/bitters-panacea-to-barmans-friend/

MAKES ABOUT 1 CUP

  • 1/4 cup any kind or blend of dried or fresh herbs, or flowers or dried fruit peels or pulp
  • 1 cup grain alcohol, 151 rum, or other high-proof spirit

Place herbs, flowers, etc., in a screw-top jar and cover with the base spirit of choice. Seal the jar and store in a cool, dark place for 2 to 4 weeks. Give the jar a good, vigorous shake once a day.

Strain the alcohol into a clean Mason jar through cheesecloth to separate the liquid from the dry ingredients. Once the majority is strained, gather the cloth into a ball and squeeze it to release as much liquid as possible.

Discard formerly dry ingredients.

Dilute the bitters by measuring the amount of liquid spirit and adding 1/2 that amount of water. Pour into small dropper bottles for easy use.

Bitters may be stored at room temperature for up to 12 months.

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