How to make a perfect Buckthorn bitter.

Posted on: 2017-08-03

Bitters is traditionally an alcoholic preparation flavored with botanical matter such that the end result is characterized by a bitter, sour, or bittersweet flavor. Numerous longstanding brands of bitters were originally developed as patent medicines, but are now sold as digestifs and cocktail flavorings.


3 grapefruits peel rough
5 dl freshly pressed grapefruits (17 fl oz)
1 dl lemon juice (3,5 fl oz)
250 g hawthorn berries
1,5 tsp/tsk tartaric acid
2,5 dl sugar (8,5 fl oz)
1 dl Muscovado sugar (3,5 fl oz)

1.Peel the fruits with a peeler roughly to get some of the white together with the peels.

2.Combine all ingredients in a pan and het until boil. Let zimmer for 15 minutes. Cool under lid to room temperature.

3.Pour the liquid through a sieve cloth (or fine meshed funnel). Pour the liquid into a cleaned glass bottle and store in refrigerator. Mix with carbonated water, ice (and vodka). Enjoy!