Grapefruit/Lime Bitters

  • Lemon Grass, about 2 inches chopped
  • Basil Leaves- 4 or 5, well-slapped
  • Peel of one organic grapefruit, slivered
  • Grated zest of 4 organic limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon gentian root
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered coriander
  • 1 teaspoon grains of paradise, crushed
  • 400 ml high proof spirits (I used our Stonebarn unsweetened Ouzo)

          Force everything into a bottle and let soak for a week.
          Shake daily.  Strain.

Adapted from Seasonal Cocktail Companion by Maggie Savarino

            The drink we made at Cocktails Demystyfied:

Cranberry Sour

Equal parts:
  • Cranberry Liqueur
  • Unoaked Rye Whiskey
  • Lime Juice
  • Simple syrup (should be reduced to taste)
  • 3 dashes bitters (see above)
         Shake with ice, serve up.
         Garnish with mint leaf, add sparkle with ginger beer