Making your own Floral Bitters
Each year in spring and summer we plant various fruits and vegetables in our garden, so to us the two seasons go hand-in-hand with the smell of fresh blooming flowers and the aroma of lush herbal & vegetable plants.
We constructed a floral bitters recipe that pairs well with vodka, gin and white rum based cocktails. This recipe goes especially well with cocktails that include fresh ingredients from the garden.
The recipe below will create a lavender, rose and chamomile floral cocktail bitters that has traces of hibiscus and elderflower in a smooth botanical infusion.
Things You Will Need
Before we start making the floral bitters, there are a couple of equipment items that we recommend you have on hand. Having the right tools will make this process a whole lot easier.
- (1) 16oz mason jar
- Cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer
- Small funnel
- (2-4) 2oz dropper bottles
We wanted to make it easy for people to craft their own bitters, so we put together a 6 piece DIY Bitters Equipment Kit that contains everything you need. You can purchase one of our DIY Bitters Equipment kits for $12.99.
Makes Approx. 6oz of floral bitters.
Floral Bitters Spice Ingredients:
- 2 tbsp Dried Organic Lavender
- 2 tbsp Dried Organic Chamomile Flowers
- 2 tbsp Dried Organic Rose Petals
- 1 tbsp Dried Elderflower
- 1 tsp Dried Hibiscus
- 1 tsp Dried Burdock Root
- 1/2 tsp Dried Dandelion Leaf
- 1/2 tsp Dried Wild Cherry Bark
- 1/2 tsp Dried Rose Hip Powder
- 1 tsp Dried Hyssop Leaf
- 5 Fresh Organic Edible Flowers
tsp = teaspoon
tbsp = tablespoon
If you don't want to go through the trouble of buying all these spices individually, we pre-packaged all of the dried ingredients in a single DIY Efflorescent Bitters Spice Blend pouch for just $5.99 .
- 1/2 Cup (4 fl. oz) 190 Proof Everclear or a High Proof Vodka
- 1/2 Cup (4 fl. oz) High Proof White Rum
- 2 tbsp Sweet Red Vermouth
- 2 tbsp Simple Syrup
tbsp = tablespoon
Steps For Making DIY Floral Bitters
Give this Floral Bitters Recipe a try and let us know what you think. We would love to hear how it turned out!