I'm not sure if I've discussed my love for Imbibe magazine here yet. Probably, because I do love it. Anyway... I was sitting up at the lake, hiding from the rain and reading Imbibe when I discovered a recipe for rhubarb bitters. How cool! And - problem solved!
Making homemade bitters, however, requires grain alcohol, like Everclear. Searching back through the haze of Freshman year, I recall the aforementioned frat boys taking trips to other states to buy Everclear because you couldn't get it here. I have to be honest, I've never, ever sought the stuff out, so I'm not certain if this little adventure is going to require some cross border action or not. I can say that I might be a little embarrassed asking for grain alcohol at 30-something.