Chocolate Bitters Recipe
Black walnut leaf, cherry bark, cinnamon and more mix together to create a dark, flavorful, and rich addition to your next drink with these chocolate bitters!
1 and 1/2 cups high-proof bourbon or Everclear
1 and 1/4 cups cacao nibs
1 Cinnamon stick (3 to 5 in)
1 Split and scraped vanilla bean
4 to 5 Cardamom pods
2 Teaspoons gentian root
1 Teaspoon wild cherry bark
A sprinkling of black walnut leaf or wormwood (optional)
Place all ingredients in one medium to large infusion jar. Put the largest dry ingredients in first, like the cherry bark, cacao nibs, cardamom pods, and cinnamon stick. Slowly add the liquor, and add in smaller ingredients, like the gentian root and vanilla bean. Seal the jar when complete. Let all ingredients infuse for four to seven days, checking the scent each day for its strength. Shake the jar at least once each day. When the scent is strong, filter out the solids.