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 fold!
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 daily.
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
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.