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The Drunken Botanist
« on: August 29, 2014, 07:07:34 PM »
Someone mentioned making bitters in a recent thread, which I would like to try.

While googling it, I came across this book that I think sounds pretty interesting.

http://www.amazon.com/Drunken-Botanist-Plants-Create-Worlds/dp/1616200464/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409338976&sr=8-1&keywords=the+drunken+botanist

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Re: The Drunken Botanist
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 08:18:08 PM »
I have that book. It's cool and fun to read.
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Re: The Drunken Botanist
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 09:07:39 PM »
I have it as well. Good read.
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Re: The Drunken Botanist
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2014, 09:07:56 PM »
The bitters book is EXCELLENT.
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Re: The Drunken Botanist
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 09:44:32 PM »
The bitters book is EXCELLENT.
If you mean this bitters book: http://www.amazon.com/Bitters-Spirited-Cure-All-Cocktails-Formulas/dp/1580083595/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0APQV7NCGF3TCHK1DYH4
I concur. Good recipes for bitters and things to make with them, drinks and food.
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Re: The Drunken Botanist
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2014, 10:33:27 PM »
Anyone want to share some bitters recipes? 
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Re: The Drunken Botanist
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2014, 11:23:57 PM »
Oddly, these days I have a ton of bitters, but no Angostura. Right now, I'm using Scrappy's as my replacement.
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Re: The Drunken Botanist
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2014, 01:57:32 AM »
Anyone want to share some bitters recipes?
Yes, but I'm busy and they are hand written. I will try to post a couple in the next few days. Just wanted you to know they are coming and you aren't being ignored.
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Re: The Drunken Botanist
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 12:21:56 PM »

Anyone want to share some bitters recipes?
Yes, but I'm busy and they are hand written. I will try to post a couple in the next few days. Just wanted you to know they are coming and you aren't being ignored.

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Re: The Drunken Botanist
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2014, 01:58:54 PM »

Anyone want to share some bitters recipes?
Yes, but I'm busy and they are hand written. I will try to post a couple in the next few days. Just wanted you to know they are coming and you aren't being ignored.
You obviously have not seen my handwriting. ;D
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Re: The Drunken Botanist
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2014, 05:25:37 PM »
Sorry, the two original recipes I have might be lost.
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Re: The Drunken Botanist
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2014, 02:46:37 PM »
The bitters book is EXCELLENT.
If you mean this bitters book: http://www.amazon.com/Bitters-Spirited-Cure-All-Cocktails-Formulas/dp/1580083595/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0APQV7NCGF3TCHK1DYH4
I concur. Good recipes for bitters and things to make with them, drinks and food.
And if it's that one, I just got it yesterday. Any favorite bitters recipes from it?
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Re: The Drunken Botanist
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2014, 01:04:43 AM »
The bitters book is EXCELLENT.
If you mean this bitters book: http://www.amazon.com/Bitters-Spirited-Cure-All-Cocktails-Formulas/dp/1580083595/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0APQV7NCGF3TCHK1DYH4
I concur. Good recipes for bitters and things to make with them, drinks and food.
And if it's that one, I just got it yesterday. Any favorite bitters recipes from it?
I made Grapefruit Hops Bitters based on the grapefruit bitters recipe in that book. That was one recipe I am looking for. I probably doubled the hops and used homegrown cascade  hops. I also think I altered the bitter hers use, there might not have been gentian root. My girlfriend keeps a lot of herbs/ roots etc. around for medicinal use so we experimented a bit. I like adding the grapefruit hops bitters to gin and tonics or just soda water. I messed around with a drink that had , gin, those bitters, soda water, and malt extract.We also made apple bitters from that book that were good. The favorite bitters we made that I will post when I dig it up is one we came up with with hickory nuts that I smoked. It's great with whiskey drinks.
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