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Feb 6, 2007 06:22 AM

Homemade Bitters

Can someone point me in the direction of some bitters recipes or on how to make them at home? I'm specifically interested in making some cherry bitters to go with Manhattans.

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  1. Your best bet is do a google search for "Hess House Bitters" and tweak that recipe. There is also a big bitters thread on egullet

    1. I recently made two versions of aromatic bitters, including the Hess House Bitters mentioned by fafner. The recipes and method are pretty long (3 blog postst!) but if you're interested, take a look at
      Hope that helps, and good luck!

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      1. re: typeofblue


        ---Just curious. How did your experience making the bitters go? Was it worth it? Are you happy with the results?

        Uncle Ira