Introduction: Turkish Coffee Bitters

This is a delicious twist on coffee bitters. It is based on Turkish Coffee, which has other spices, mainly cardamom, added. It is a must have for any home bitters maker, or even just the average home mixologist. Turkish Coffee bitters add a delicious twist to any cocktail. What are you waiting for? Get bitters making!

Step 1: Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp. cacao nibs
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise pod
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1 tbsp. cardamom
  • 2 tbsp. coffee beans, cracked
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup 101 proof bourbon

Step 2: Steep

Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar, adding the liquor last. Steep for at least a month, longer if you like. To steep, put them in a place out of direct light. It will be very hard to wait, but the end result is worth it.

Step 3: Bottle and Enjoy!

After the steeping time, you just strain and bottle up the bitters. You can even use personalized labels, like I did. Now you can enjoy them in your favorite cocktails!

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