Lavender Flowers

Lavender is the dried flower of Lavendula angustifolia. Lavender flowers are used for their warm relaxing scent in a variety of applications including potpourri, essential oils, and even baking.

Lavender Flowers
Lavender Flowers

The musky notes of lavender can be detected in some brands of gin, and it often appears as an ingredient in homemade gin recipes.

Lavender also works well as a tincture on its own, or blended with other floral flavors in bitters recipes. Cocktails using lavender bitters include Lavender Lady 3.

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Dandelion Leaf

Dandelion leaf is the dried, cut and sifted leaf of Taraxacum officinale. Yes, these common weeds have uses! (Though if you try gathering your own, look for areas that are pesticide-free.)

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Coriander

Coriander is the dried seed of Coriandrum sativum. The plant is also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, and the leaves are used as seasoning, as well as the seeds. 

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Cocoa Nibs

Cocoa nibs are dried and fermented pieces of cocoa bean, Theobroma cacoa

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Cardamom Pods

Whole green cardamom pods contain the seeds of Elettaria cardamomum.  A special method of drying produces green pods. The three seeds inside each pod provide the flavoring.

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Black Walnut Leaf

Black walnut leaf is the cut and sifted dried leaf of Juglans nigra, a tree native to eastern North America.

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Angelica Root

Angelica root is the cut and sifted root of Angelica archangelica, a biennial plant which has been cultivated in Europe since the 10th century for its medicinal properties.

Angelica Root (Angelica Root (Angelica archangelica)
Angelica Root (Angelica Root (Angelica archangelica)

Angelica root is a common ingredient in gin, aperitifs and liqueurs.

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Chicory Root (Raw)

Our chicory root is the cut & sifted root of Cicorium intybus.  We provide it in a raw form so you can roast it to your individual preference.

Chicory Root (Cichorium intybus)
Chicory Root (Cichorium intybus)

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Historic Use

Chicory root was roasted and steeped in hot water as a substitute for coffee.

Recipes Using Chicory Root

Creole Coffee Bitters


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Mezcalita

Like a margarita, only with mezcal. Also, with less of everything besides the mezcal, so the smoky flavor is highlighted, rather than overwhelmed, by the other ingredients.

Mezcalita - a mezcal cocktail
Mezcalita – a mezcal cocktail

2 oz. Mezcal
4 dashes Key Lime Bitters
.5 oz Quick and Easy Blood Orange Cordial

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Recipe for Quick and Easy Blood Orange Cordial: Assuming you had just zested four blood oranges for bitters, you might be left with four naked blood oranges which need a new purpose in life. Juice the blood oranges and strain out any pulp. Simmer with half the amount of sugar (i.e., if you have 2/3 cup of juice, simmer with 1/3 cup of sugar) until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool. Add the same amount of high proof vodka or grain alcohol as you added sugar. Use and enjoy.

My favorite recipe for Key Lime Bitters is in Brad T. Parson’s Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All.

Wormwood

Wormwood is comprised of the cut and sifted leaves of Artemisia absinthium.

Primary Use

A bittering agent, and historically a main ingredient for absinthe.

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

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Historical Use

Known as far back as Biblical times, and employed for a variety of medicinal uses (including digestive tonics). Wormwood was the primary ingredient in absinthe, a popular drink from the nineteenth century which is recently making a comeback (though quality of modern absinthes vary widely).

Recipes Using Wormwood

An easy recipe for wormwood tincture: steep 1/2 oz of wormwood in 1 pint of clear high proof liquor (such as Everclear or overproof rum) for 2 days, or to taste. Two weeks is WAY TOO LONG – trust me on this one! Strain the solids, bottle the tincture, and use for any recipes which call for wormwood bitters. (Or add by drops to other bitters that aren’t bitter enough.) Adapted from the directions here.

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On Wikipedia

On WebMD – Although this article incorrectly states that absinthe is illegal in the US.  If you are interested in the technicalities, you can read about the legality question here.


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