The Long Life Elixir!
How to make Swedish
Bitters using the traditional method.
Bitters (also known
as Swedish Herbs)
have been around since the middle 1500's. This
mixture was invented as a digestive supplement, but
it's effects far outweigh the original intent a thousand
Enterprises sells a 3.5 ounce bag of the imported
dried Swedish Herbs
which, when the directions on the bag are followed,
will make approximately 1 liter of the powerful Swedish
place this herbal mixture into a wide-necked 2 liter
bottle. You then add 1.5 liter of 70 to 100 proof vodka,
rye or fruit spirit to this mixture.
Leave the lid off (so oxygen can enter), but cover with
a cloth (to keep bugs out) and leave standing in the
sun or near the stove (in other words - a fairly warm
area) for 14 days. Make sure to shake this bottle gently
After about 14 days, the liquid mixure is strained and
the liquid is poured into smaller bottles, well stoppered
and stored in a cool place. This way it can be kept
for many years.
The longer it stands the more effective it becomes!
Shake well before each use. Alternatively, some of the
liquid can be strained into a smaller bottle and the
rest left in the larger bottle until required.
to our Swedish Bitters