View All Modernist Recipes
Help me improve my content, let me know what you thought of this recipe! Just click on a star below to rate it.
Average Recipe Rating (click star to rate)
Thanks, your rating has been saved! Please let me know any additional thoughts in the comments!

Mole Bitters Infusion Recipe

Moles are very richly flavored, complex Mexican sauces. Using the spices present in many types of moles in an infusion allows you to quickly add a deepness of flavor with smokey, spicy notes to any drink you want. The main flavors that come through are mulatto chile peppers, chocolate, and raisin. Some of the ingredients can be hard to find but there are several websites listed in the Ingredient and Tool Sources section that supply them.

Mole sous vide bitters

Modernist Tools, Ingredients, and Techniques Used

If you would like more information about the modernist techniques, ingredients, and equipment used in the mole bitters infusion recipe you can check out the following.

If you like this recipe you can get it and more than 140 other inspiring recipes to get you on your way to infusing success. It is all in my comprehensive book Modernist Cooking Made Easy: Infusions - Get Your Copy Today!

Like this recipe?
Have questions or comments about it?
Let Me Know on Facebook or in the comments below!

Mole Bitters Infusion Recipe

  • Published: December 09, 2015
  • By Jason Logsdon
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 3.5 Hours
  • Cooks: 140°F (60.0°C) for 2 to 4 hours

Mole Bitters Infusion Ingredients

For the Mole Bitters Infusion

1.5 cups vodka
3 mulatto or ancho chile peppers
1/4 cup cocoa nibs
1 tablespoon dried orange peel
3 tablespoons raisins
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon dried wormwood
1/2 teaspoon gentian root
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon cloves

Mole Bitters Infusion Instructions

For the Mole Bitters Infusion

Preheat a water bath to 140°F (60.0°C).

Remove the stems and most of the seeds from the chile peppers then coarsely chop the flesh. Combine all of the ingredients in a sous vide bag or Mason jar then seal. Infuse in the water bath for 2 to 4 hours.

Prepare an ice bath with 1/2 ice and 1/2 water. Remove the bag or Mason jar from the water bath and place in the ice bath for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the bitters, squeezing any liquid out, and store in a sealed container. They will last for several months if stored in a cabinet or cupboard.

If you like this recipe you can get it and more than 140 other inspiring recipes to get you on your way to infusing success. It is all in my comprehensive book Modernist Cooking Made Easy: Infusions - Get Your Copy Today!

Help me improve my content, let me know what you thought of this recipe! Just click on a star below to rate it.
Average Recipe Rating (click star to rate)
Thanks, your rating has been saved! Please let me know any additional thoughts in the comments!

Mole Bitters Infusion Recipe

PT210M Ingredients: 1.5 cups vodka 3 mulatto or ancho chile peppers 1/4 cup cocoa nibs 1 tablespoon dried orange peel 3 tablespoons raisins 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 teaspoon dried wormwood 1/2 teaspoon gentian root 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon cloves