Košutnik, Slovenian herbal bitters based on gentian
This herbal bitter consists of brandy based on organic apples and is flavored with gentian root. It is a nice aperitif because it stimulates digestion and softens the stomach. Gentian is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs, it was widely used during the plague epidemics, but we do not know whether it also had an effect. According to Dr. Kneipp, this type of bitter is a great treatment for stomach-related problems. According to the source we consulted for this contribution, it is therefore a "must-have" in any garden. Frankly, we prefer not to store our bottles of liquor in the garden. Last but not least, the drink is highly appreciated by climbers struggling with cold and fatigue because it restores their energy and boosts muscles. But maybe that only applies to climbers on the mountain of the same name.