Making Hellfire Bitters

Hellfire bitters are the perfect union of two powerhouses: A duet of strong coffee, and hot peppers! And you are the alchemist!

Hellfire Bitters


2 whole dried chipotle pepper
6 whole dried arbol chilies
2 whole dried ancho chili
6 tablespoons whole espresso beans
3-5 cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons chopped walnut bark
3 cups vodka, moonshine or grain alcohol


1. Combine peppers, espresso beans, cinnamon sticks and walnut bark in a pint-sized Mason jar.
2. Add alcohol (approx. 3 cups) and fill the jar up to the freeze line.
3. Steep in a dark, cool place for 48 hours (or until infused to your liking), shaking once per day.
4. Strain ingredients using a mesh strainer and a coffee filter.
5. Funnel strained bitters into small storage bottles and store in a cool, dry place – away from sunlight.
6. Enjoy.

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