How long do celery bitters last?
Strain out the solids, then filter the liquid through a coffee filter or cheesecloth. If using cheese cloth, you may have to do this two or three times until the liquid is free from debris. Store at room temperature for up to a year.
How do you make bitters?
- Gather ingredients and a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
- Fill the jars- your ratio should be about 1/3 dried material, add fresh fruit, if using, pour your spirit up to an inch of the top.
- Seal and shake! Give it a shake daily or more.
- Let infuse for 1-2 weeks.
- Strain and bottle.
What can bitters be mixed with?
While they might seem in the dessert realm, chocolate bitters play very well with sweet vermouth or aged spirits, like whiskeys or rums. Try them in cocktails like Manhattans, or with a dash of vermouth and soda for an easy, low-alcohol aperitif.