Orange Bitters

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Updated April 11, 2022

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April 2022 batch

  • 12 Cara Cara oranges
    • 6 regular peels, zest only
    • 6 dried peels, zest only
  • 4 cloves
  • Seeds from 8 cardamom pods (shells discarded) – from Regan
  • 1/8 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon gentian root
  • 1/4 teaspoon wild cherry bark
  • 1/4 teaspoon cassia
  • 1/4 teaspoon quassia
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinchona bark
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice berries
  • 3 cups Graves 190 proof grain alcohol
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup

Technique: See Brad Parsons Bitters book.

Things to try in future batches

  • Use fresh orange juice instead of water for the boil
  • Infuse in the sous vide instead of waiting two weeks. Try 130F for two hours.
  • Make tinctures of each individual ingredient so we can mix the ingredients individually into a batch to control the flavor. Each ingredient has a different ideal extraction temperature.

Resources

Gaz Regan’s orange bitters no 5

Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 5 | Post Prohibition
postprohibition.com

Brad Parsons’s Bitters book. Contains an orange bitters recipe

Bitters | Brad Thomas Parsons
Books. Booze. Food. Bitters.
btparsons.com

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