Juniper Bitters Recipe

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December 20, 2011 — By Tammy Kimbler

My bitters inspiration naturally came from my garden. Juniper is a classic flavor base for bitters (and gin), which I combined with fresh rosemary, thyme, black peppercorns and vodka. The idea is to make a super intense infusion that heightens the profile of your cocktail.

Ingredients:

2 tbs fresh juniper berries
2-4” rosemary branches
2-4” thyme branches
2 tsp black peppercorns
1 pint vodka
1/4c dried juniper berries

Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients, except dried juniper berries, in a pint glass jar with a lid. Store is a cool dark place for one month. After one month, strain the vodka, discard herbs, then add the dried juniper berries for a double extract. After two months, strain again and you’re ready for cocktails!

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