How to make your own bitters

how to make your own bitters // a thousand threads
Have you ever tried to make your own cocktail bitters? It’s way less daunting than it sounds… all you need is a few herbs, roots, spices, and grain alcohol to make it happen.

I taught a little workshop on the subject at our last Field + Foundry event, and today I’m over on West Elm’s blog detailing the process!

Be sure to stop by, and let me know if you try it out! It’s a pretty fun little science experiment, and we’re sort of obsessed with the orange-cardamom bitters we brought home from the event.

… they’ll be perfect for the long weekend ahead.

how to make your own bitters // a thousand threads
Here’s a full list of the herbs, roots, and spices we used to make our bitters extracts for the event: Cinnamon Chips, Cardamom Pods, Dried Roses, Whole Cloves, Anise Seed, Whole Vanilla Beans, Ginger Root, Juniper Berries, Pink Peppercorn, Black Peppercorn, Quassia Bark, Gentian Root, Calamus Root, Wormwood, Orris Root, Celery Seed, Orange Peel, Dried Lavender Flowers, Dried Lemon Peel, Wild Cherry Bark, Roasted Cacao Nibs, Chili Flakes, Dried Onion, Strawberry Leaf

Photos by Reema Desai

One Comment

  1. Posted October 10, 2014 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    We JUST got a book of bitters recipes and the most darling kit–I can’t wait to try it this weekend!

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