Hibiscus Bitters

Posted on April 08 2014


According to wikipedia (and who can argue); “A bitters is traditionally an alcoholic preparation flavored with botanical matter such that the end result is characterized by a bitter or bittersweet flavor”. It goes on to say that many brands were originally developed to be used medicinally but are now typically used as cocktail flavouring or digestifs.

According to cocktail expert Adam Lantheaume “Making drinks without adding a dash or two of bitters is like cooking without seasoning”. And in the case of these hibiscus bitters you won’t just be adding “seasoning” to your cocktails but you’ll also be adding a lovely blush color. A few drops in soda water makes an elegantly refreshing drink. I’m thinking I’m going to try it with gin next!


Hibiscus Bitters

Peel of one lemon

Peel of one orange

4 tbsp organic hibiscus tea

1 tbsp cinnamon chips

1 tbsp juniper berries

1 tbsp ginger chips

1 tsp cloves

1 tsp cardamom pods

2 star anise pods

8 oz high proof vodka

8 oz dark rum

Store in a glass jar. Shake every day and strain after 3 to 4 weeks first through a colander and then through a paper filter (I used a t-sac but you can also use a coffee filter).


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