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Bitters-Making Kit

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Summary

Bitters are an essential ingredient for converting cocktails from workaday to wonderful, adding complexity and depth of flavor. We’ve partnered with New York artisan distillery Dutch’s Spirits to create this kit that includes everything you need to make two types of craft bitters at home. Just follow the directions and in 15 days you’ll be rewarded with an aromatic infusion to enhance your own cocktails. You can also use the tools and your creativity to branch out and make endless variations.

  • Kit includes everything you need to make Aromatic and Citrus Ginger bitters, including premeasure dbotanicals, an infuser ball, a swing-top glass jar for steeping the botanicals in vodka and complete directions (see More Info tab for details).  
  • Easy to use: follow the step-by-step directions to enjoy your first batch in a matter of weeks.
  • Included bottles with droppers are ideal for dispensing small quantities of your homemade bitters for cocktails and other beverages.
  • Citrus Ginger botanicals blend orange peel, lemon peel, and ginger root to create a delicate bitters well suited for gin and vodka cocktails.
  • Aromatic botanicals blend allspice, clove and anise seeds to produce a bold bitters perfect for bourbon and whiskey cocktails.
  • Refill botanicals sold separately (see More Info tab for details).
  • Made in USA.
Dimensions & More Info

Kit includes:

  • Premeasured botanicals for making one 25-oz. batch of Aromatic and one 25-oz. batch Citrus Ginger Bitters (refill set for both flavors both sold separately).
  • Packet of bittering agent.
  • 750-ml.-cap. swing-top glass jar.
  • Stainless-steel infuser ball.
  • Two small bottles with droppers.
  • Small plastic funnel.
  • Removable printed labels.
  • Cocktail recipes.
  • Packaged in a burlap bag.

Refill botanicals include:

  • 1 packet Aromatics botanicals.
  • 1 packet Citrus Ginger botanicals
  • 2 packets bittering agent.
  • Makes 25 oz. each flavor.
Use & Care

Use

Preparation:

  • Remove contents from jar.
  • Wash and dry jar, bitters bottles, funnel, and infuser ball.

Bittering (total time: 2 weeks):

  • Unlatch and open infuser ball.
  • Pour one large aromatic packet (either Citrus or Old Fashioned) into one half of the infuser. Close and latch shut.
  • Unlatch and open jar.
  • Place infuser at bottom of jar.
  • Pour two cups of vodka into jar, or fill to just below neck of jar. Close and latch shut.
  • Swirl contents gently for ten seconds once daily for ten days. Do not shake or invert jar.
  • Store in a cool, dark place for ten days.
  • On day eleven, open jar and remove infuser ball. Unlatch and open infuser ball, discarding botanicals. You may choose to press wet botanicals against bottom of mesh ball to extract excess liquid before discarding solids.
  • Pour one small bittering agent packet into one half of the infuser. Close and latch shut.
  • Place infuser back into jar.
  • Pour one cup or remaining contents of 750 mL vodka bottle into jar, filling just below neck. Reserve empty vodka bottle.
  • Swirl contents gently for ten seconds once daily for the next four days.
  • On the fifth day (day fifteen of batch), open jar and remove infuser ball.
  • Unlatch and open infuser ball, discarding botanicals. As before, you may choose to press wet botanicals against bottom of mesh ball to extract excess liquid before discarding solids.

Bottling (optional):

  • Unscrew dropper for small bitters bottle and set aside.
  • Insert funnel into top of bottle. Pour bitters into bottle, filling to just below neck. Use a spouted measuring cup to avoid spills.
  • Screw dropper back onto bitters bottle. Label using pre-printed or blank labels.
  • You may keep remaining bitters in jar, or pour the remaining batch into previously used vodka bottle or other vessel using the funnel.

Care:

  • Hand-wash all parts with dish soap and water.
Shipping

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