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Quinquina & Calisaya bitters

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  • waljaco
    Cinchona is a genus of about 25 species the bark of which is the source of the bitter anti-malarial drug quinine. Vin de quinquina (1890, France) 25g powdered
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 12 4:00 AM
      Cinchona is a genus of about 25 species the bark of which is the
      source of the bitter anti-malarial drug quinine.

      Vin de quinquina (1890, France)

      25g powdered red cinchona bark (Cinchona pubescens)
      100ml neutral alcohol (60%abv)
      1 litre red or white wine

      Macerate the quinine powder in the alcohol for 24 hours in a sealed
      jar. Add the wine and macerate for 2 weeks. Strain and filter.

      Cordial Elixir of Calisaya (1859, U.S.)

      60g cinchona bark
      30g fresh orange peel
      15g cinnamon bark
      15g coriander seed
      5g fennel seed
      5g caraway seed
      5g cardamom seed
      5g cochineal coloring
      1 litre alcohol (60%abv)
      1 litre water
      2 cups sugar (1 cup sugar/litre)

      Macerate the ingredients in the alcohol. Strain and filter. Make a
      sugar syrup and when cool add to the alcohol.

      wal
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