Strawberry Cocktail Bitters

  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups overproof rum (I used Cockspur 130 proof)
  • 1/2 cup chopped ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp gentian root
  • 3 tsp whole cloves
  • 4 1/2 tsp cardamom pods
  • 4 1/2 whole star anise
  • 5 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 cup high quality strawberry liqueur
  1. Combine all ingredients except the strawberry liqueur in an airtight container. Shake daily for two weeks. I removed the strawberries after one week.
  2. Two weeks later: strain mixture and boil solids with one cup of water for 30 minutes. Be sure to keep the fluid, since you’ll be adding to it.
  3. You might need to add a little water occasionally to keep the fluid level up while boiling. Cool, strain and add new fluid to existing fluid.
  4. Add one cup of high quality strawberry liqueur, shake and you’ve got strawberry bitters! It may not look like much, but you only use a few drops at a time, so a little goes a long way.
  5. Cheers!

But most of all – ENJOY!

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