Bitter orange peel can be used to great effect in various European beer styles including Belgian witbier. It is also very interesting in a stout.
Bitter orange peel is a popular gin botanical and is used in a third of gins produced.
Beefeater gin and Warner Edwards gin both have very apparent orange notes.
The citrus taste of an orange compliments spicy or earthy gin very well – cassia, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg go especially well with a soft citrus flavour.
All gins contain juniper berries as a base flavour. Additional ingredients are then added and infused into the gin to give it a unique flavour.
The amount of bitter orange peel added to your gin depends on how strong you want the flavour to be. The recommended amount of bitter orange peel to infuse into gin is around 1-2 tablespoons per 750ml.