My sister's baking a chocolate cake for tonight's dessert. I'm baking apple and pear crisps. Mom's brining (yes, that's spelled right!) a ham. The combination of foods will probably be divine, but it may also cause a well-worth-it tummy ache. Thank goodness for bitters. A dash or three of this herb-infused alcohol in your drink should aid in digestion. Not to mention create a well-balanced cocktail.
And we just happened to make some.
|Cocktail Recipes with Aromatic Bitters
These mixed drink recipes a tasty with a few dashes of aromatic bitters.
These drinks are delicious with homemade Cherry Vanilla Bitters (yes, we made that too!)
Homemade Aromatic Bitters Recipe
1 bottle 100+ proof grain alcohol, we used Everclear
Combine ingredients in a glass jar with a lid — don't use plastic! Place in a dark place at room temperature and shake every other day for 14 days. On day 14, strain using a coffee filter into a glass container. We used these eyedropper 4 oz bottles. Store in a dark, cool place indefinitely. Fills about 5 bottles.
Recipe adapted from Chow.com — thanks Chow!
CAUTION: Yes, use caution with alcoholic beverages. You'll live longer and with fewer regrets.