So, what exactly is a Rumtopf, you ask? Basically, it’s an age-old German tradition of preserving fruit in sugar and rum. Not only do you end up with preserved fruits at the end, but also a unique syrupy beverage with boundless potential.
This liqueur is silky and sweet with a little hint of bitterness just to keep things interesting. The burnt umber color lights up the room and I’m looking forward to the bridal shower I’m throwing so I can make up a gorgeous blood orange punch.
Like a pinch of salt in cooking, bitters help harmonize and highlight the various flavors in a cocktail, and with winter citrus in peak season, now’s the perfect time to add a batch of homemade grapefruit bitters to your shelf.