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How to Sous Vide Bitters Infusion

Traditionally, making bitters is a slow, month-long process. Using sous vide for the bitters speeds this process up to only a few hours. I usually sous vide them at 140°F to 150°F (60°C to 65°C) for 2 to 4 hours.

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Bitters are a variation on alcohol infusions and are very flavorful additions to cocktails. They are not meant to be consumed alone and a typical cocktail will have only a few drops of bitters for every ounce of alcohol. They add deep base and nuanced flavors, and often times wonderful aromatics.

Classic aromatic bitters sous vide ingredients

Most bitters follow the standard sous vide infusion process, but I usually use the higher end of the temperature spectrum, around 140°F to 150°F (60°C to 65°C). I also cook them longer, usually 2 to 4 hours, but the timing can vary.

Most sous vide bitters have some kind of bittering agent, such as gentian root, quassia root, cinchona bark or worm wood. They also have strong flavoring agents and aromatics.

I almost always use my bitters in cocktails but I also enjoy them in club soda for a simple afternoon drink.

Most bitters will last for several months in a dark cabinet due to their high alcohol content. The flavors will fade over time though.

Grapefruit bitters dropper top

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What is the Best Sous Vide Bitters Infusion Temperatures and Times?

Traditionally, making bitters is a slow, month-long process. Using sous vide for the bitters speeds this process up to only a few hours. I usually do 140°F to 150°F (60°C to 65°C) for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Mild, Uncooked Flavors: 130°F for 1 to 3 hours (54.4ºC)
  • Medium, Stronger Flavors: 145°F for 1 to 3 hours (62.8ºC)
  • Cooked, Strong Flavors: 160°F for 1 to 3 hours (71.1ºC)

Do you have experience cooking bitters infusion? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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What Are Some Sous Vide Bitters Infusion Recipes?

Here are several of the Bitters Infusion recipes that I recommend trying out.

How to Make Infusions for Gifts

How to Make Infusions for Gifts image What better holiday gift than discovering how to make infusions to give as gifts! Here's a step by step look at creating infusions for oil, alcohol, vinegar, and bitters!

Sous Vide Classic Aromatic Bitters Infusion Recipe

Sous Vide Classic Aromatic Bitters Infusion Recipe image Bitters add aromas to subtly tweak the flavors of cocktails. Classic aromatic bitters infusions have notes of cinnamon, clove, and cardamon while using several bittering agents to round out the flavors.

Sous Vide Mole Bitters Infusion Recipe

Sous Vide Mole Bitters Infusion Recipe image Using the spices present in many richly flavored, complex Mexican mole sauces in an infusion allows you to quickly add a deepness of flavor with smokey, spicy notes to any drink you want.

How to Use Infused Alcohols in Cocktails

How to Use Infused Alcohols in Cocktails image There are many ways you can use infused alcohols in cocktails. I highlight my favorite drinks drinks including tasting flights, classic cocktails, composed drinks and more!

Cherry Vanilla Bitters Infusion Recipe

Cherry Vanilla Bitters Infusion Recipe image These cherry vanilla bitters are made with a whipping siphon infusion process and are a great way to add rich and deep undertones to your favorite cocktails whenever you want.

Grapefruit Bitters Infusion Recipe

Grapefruit Bitters Infusion Recipe image Grapefruit bitters are a versatile infusion that adds citrus notes as well as the classic aromatics. It provides a bright spark in martinis, mojitos and other drinks made of light spirits.

Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas Review

Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas Review image Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons is a great look at this now popular drink component. Whether you're a professional looking to take your game to the next level or a home bartender interested in homemade potables, Bitters has instructions on how to make your own bitters and recipes for customized blends.
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