Chocolate Crab Apple Bitters
Ingredients: 1 cup vodka, 3-4 crab apples, 2 juniper berries, about 1 oz chocolate. Infuse in an airtight jar for about 2 weeks, shaking every day. Then strain out the solids and steep in hot water. Let water cool, then strain out solids again and add the water to the bitters.
So I set out to make my own bitters, and I really wanted to use stuff from my yard (hence the crab apples and juniper berries). I honestly had NO IDEA what I was doing or how this would turn out.
The bitters actually turned out pretty good, until I decided to add sugar to the water mixture. Then all of sudden it looked and smelled disgusting. So I don’t recommend doing that.
I also used them in a cocktail and they tasted okay, but a little odd. Not the most successful experiment, but it turned out better than I thought it would.