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Tall and Bitter Recipe

This drink embraces Malört’s bitterness, rounding it out with bitters, tonic water, and China China, then lifting the acidity with citrus. The sweetness from a salted honey syrup tops it off.
May 15, 2015, 3:00pm
Tall and Bitter Recipe

"A little more floral, and less like a dusty incense box, which is what it feels like I've just swallowed a tablespoon of."

Servings: 1
Prep time: 2 minutes
Total time: 2 minutes

1.5 ounces Jeppson's Malört
.5 ounces Bigallet China China
2 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters No. 6
.5 ounces lemon
.25 ounces salted honey syrup
1.5 ounces tonic water


1. Stir Malört, China China, and lemon bitters together and strain over ice.

2. Add lemon and salted honey syrup. Top with tonic water. Garnish with an orange peel.

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