Diced Bitter Orange is key to making this starter for authentic bitters. Among the cloves, nutmeg and cardamom that traditional flavor bitters is the sour and astringent citrus punch of Bitter Orange. Our Diced Bitter Orange is flavor packed and easy to incorporate into any recipe.

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: min

Total time: 15 min

Bitters Spice
Copyright Recipe © 2016 Woodland Foods


Makes 7 cups


  1. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the spices just enough to break them. Place the spices in a 1 quart airtight jar with the molasses, chopped figs and cover with the vodka. Set this aside in a cool dark place and shake it daily for 2 weeks.

  2. Strain the solids through a coffee filter and set the alcohol aside. Place the solids in a 2 quart pot and add the water and sugar. Bring this to a boil and chill.

  3. When cold strain the solids through a coffee filter and mix with the alcohol. Store this in a clean and airtight vessel.