Making your own Spicy Habanero & Jalapeño Bitters
For those of you who like a little heat in their cocktails, adding a couple of dashes of this spicy habanero and jalapeño bitters will do just the trick. We have used this bitters recipe to turn on the heat in tequila, rum and even whiskey cocktails. If you like things spicy, you have come to the right place.
The recipe below will create a great tasting habanero and jalapeño cocktail bitters that will add heat to any cocktail. Use very sparingly!
Things You Will Need
Before we start making the spicy 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. 8oz of habanero & jalapeño chile bitters.
Aromatic Bitters Spice Ingredients:
- 1 tsp Dried Gentian Root
- 1/4 tsp Dried Whole Allspice
- 1 tsp Angelica Root
- 1 tsp Cacao Nibs
- 1 tsp Dried Wild Cherry Bark
- 1 tsp Organic Dried Hibiscus Flowers
- 1 tsp Dried Orris Root
- 1/2 tsp Dried Whole White Peppercorns
- 1 tsp Dried Whole Coriander
- 1 tsp Dried Angelica Root
- 1 Fresh Habanero Chile Chopped with seeds
- 1 Fresh Jalapeño Chile Chopped with seeds
- 1 Fresh Sweet Pepper Chopped with seeds
tsp = teaspoon
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 Chile Bitters Spice Blend pouch (Fresh jalapeño and sweet pepper not included) 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 Tequila
- 2 tbsp Agave Syrup
tbsp = tablespoon
Steps For Making DIY Spicy Chile Bitters
Give this Spicy Habanero & Jalapeño Bitters Recipe a try and let us know what you think. We would love to hear how it turned out!