I’m making a grapefruit bitters recipe (here’s the original, it’s the same i am just posting to make a printable version).
1 fifth grain alcohol
3 grapefruits, peeled with a channel knife
1 lemon, peeled with a channel knife
1 tbsp. powdered gentian root
1 tbsp. minced ginger
1 tbsp. dried mint
1 tbsp whole cloves
Steep this mixture overnight, and add:
4 oz grapefruit juice
4 oz water
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. almond extract
¼ tsp. coconut extract
Strain the whole mixture through cheesecloth or coffee filters until clear. In a large sauté pan, melt 6 oz (by volume) cane sugar until lightly caramelized. Add 6 oz water and stir until syrup is smooth and clear. Add to alcohol mixture (away from the heat!) and bottle.