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Classic bitters take at least 3 weeks to infuse, but this recipe will make you a delightfully bitter syrup in 30 minutes. You can use any citrus fruit you have at hand to make a diverse collection of flavors to add to any festive drink. Choose homegrown or organic fruits that have not been waxed for best flavor.
Yield: 8 oz
Time: 30 minutes plus cooling time
Wash fruit and roughly chop, keeping as much of the juice as possible.
Add all ingredients to a heavy bottomed sauce pan and simmer 20-30 minutes until peels are very soft.
Remove pan from heat and allow to cool. Strain the syrup through a fine sieve.
Pour cooled, strained syrup into clean jar or bottle.
Enjoy as a flavoring for your favorite drink or add a drop to salad dressing for a complexity.
This syrup will store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, if it lasts!!!
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