Swedish Bitters Recipe - Small Swedish Bitters (Schwedenbitter)
SWEDISH BITTERS RECIPE – SMALL SCHWEDENBITTER
Ingredients for the Small Swedish Bitters (Schwedenbitter)
- 0.2 g saffron
- 10 g of aloe
(instead of Aloe can also gentian root or wormwood powder to be taken)
- 10 g Manna
- 10 g senna
- 10 g Rhababerwurzel
- 10 g of camphor (only use natural camphor)
- 10 g Zittwerwurzel
- Venezian 10 g Theriak
- 5 g Eberwurzwurzel
- 5 g angelica root
- 5 g myrrh
How to prepare Swedish Bitters Mix
Put this mixture in a 2-liter bottle preferably with a wide neck. Pour 1.5 liters of 40% Vodka and leave it for 14 – 30 days in a warm dark place. The bottle should be shaken daily. After 14 – 30 days, you can sieve the mixture into a smaller bottle. Since the Swedish Bitters are becoming stronger with time, it is advisable to always produce the greatest possible amount of Swedish Bitters to hold for several years, even if the herbs are still in mix. The alcohol will prevent mold growth.
Please Note : Camphor is suspected to be carcinogenic. If you want to play it safe, you can omit the camphor from the mix.
Senna and rhubarb root are very strong laxative, they can also be omitted from the mix if such an effect is not desired.