One drop brings a universe of flavor into your world.
“Bitters” are infusions of herbs, roots, flowers, and barks in alcohol used to add flavor and help stimulate digestion – used as aperitifs, in cocktails, in water, or taken drop by drop medicinally. Flavorful bitters can be a double whammy ; find out how a delicious addition to a cocktail can pack a medicinal punch! In this class with Andrea of Edible Alchemy, learn how to make tinctures & infusions with alcohol or vinegar bases out of local and global plants. Learn the basics of flavor blending & taste a few Edible Alchemy blends to pick apart how flavors meld together to satisfy all aspects of the tongue. We’ll craft a cocktail punch together with EA bitters & sip on it while everyone creates their own blends from pre-infused ‘simples’ (one herb infusions) to take home.
Then, leave to share your knowledge of bitters round tables all over & start your own herbal bitter kitchen apothecary!
Provided: ingredients to craft 1 herbal tincture, a dropper bottle to put it in, and samples of our own proprietary blends + an info sheet with a few basic recipes to take home.
Edible Alchemy loves to upcycle bottles – please bring clean bottles with lids of any size and shape for us to repurpose!
Saturday May 14th 1-2:45pm
@ Eco Collective 2042 W 21st Street, Chicago
$35 Register here!
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