Fig Bitters


  • 1cupdried figs
  • 2fresh figs cut in half
  • 10gwhole green cardamom pods
  • 10gwhole cloves
  • 1vanilla bean split
  • 1 1/2 3inchcinammon stick
  • Strips of zest from 3 oranges
  • 2tablespooncinchona bark
  • 1teaspoongentian root
  • 1/4cupdried orange peel
  • 1vanilla beansplit
  • 750mlbottle of overproof rye


  1. In a glass jar with a tight fitting lid, combine all dry ingredients.
  2. Top with rye.
  3. Seal tightly and shake vigorously to mix well.
  4. Let mixture rest at room temperature in a dark space for 3 months.
  5. Strain with a fine mesh sieve before serving.