|½||Bottle of vodka|
|1 small||Twig of wormwood; (with flowers, harvested late August here)|
In my old folks house, it was always the tradition to drink "Besk", which is Wormwood (Artemisia Absintium... the bitter herb used in all bitters and vermouth) infused in vodka.
I invented "Fireman's Bitter" on this xmas day, the name in honour of Jim Campbell and other firefighters...
Just put it all in a bottle, let infuse for a few days, the longer the hotter and more bitter. A vodka with a touch of sweetness is preferred (such as Moskovskaya, Wyborova). If dry vodka (such as Absolut) is used, put a few grains of sugar into it, not as much as to make it sweet, just to mellow and bring out the flavours a bit more.
Posted to CHILE-HEADS DIGEST by "Kristofer Blennow" <kristofer@...> on Jan 1, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.
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