I never tire of autumnal baking spices. So, I guess I'd prefer to keep pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin spice beers around all year. This bitters recipe captures those fall flavors.
-1/2 cup 151 Everclear
-1/8 cup rye whiskey (WhistlePig PiggyBack)
-1/3 teaspoon gentian
-1/3 teaspoon birch
-1/3 teaspoon wormwood
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1 cinnamon stick
-2 allspice berries (lightly crushed)
-2 cloves (lightly crushed)
-6 dried apple slices
-1 tablespoons of 2:1 simple syrup (2:1 simple syrup is 2 parts sugar 1 part water)
-Pour all ingredients into a mason jar and stir to combine.
-Allow to sit for five days in a dark place, shaking once a day.
-Pour the bitters through a fine mesh strainer and a coffee filter, and store the bitters in a clean mason jar or dropper bottle.