Craft Your Own Bitters: Simple Orange Bitters

The Hella Company, makers of the Craft Your Own Bitters Kit, has provided us with some recipes that you can try on your own using your own kit. The first recipe is for Orange Bitters, a staple that is second only to Aromatic Bitters in popularity.

Simple Orange Bitters can be crafted in these simple steps:

Fill your infusing jar with a neutral spirit that is 80-110 proof. Add following ingredients.

  • Contents of Citrus spice blend tin
  • 3 thick Orange peels

Seal jar and shake well. Store in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Shake every other day. Start tasting 5 days in to enjoy the evolution!

At 21 days your bitters may be done. This part is subjective. If the first thing you smell or taste is the alcohol they need more time, up to 30 days. They are done when they're aromatic and delicious, plain and simple.