Want to add a little something extra to your favorite cocktail? Hellfire Bitters just might be your solve, especially if that “something extra” includes a few Scoville units, espresso and cinnamon. Tasting these straight from the bottle could induce trauma, but a few dashes here and there will certainly add a unique twist, and a delightful amount of heat to whatever you’re drinking.


1 whole dried chipotle pepper
3 whole dried arbol chilies
1 whole dried ancho chili
1 ½ c. EVERCLEAR® Grain Alcohol
3 tbsp. whole espresso beans
3 cinnamon sticks
1 tbsp. chopped walnut bark

  1. Combine peppers, espresso beans, cinnamon sticks and walnut bark in a pint-sized Mason jar.
  2. Add EVERCLEAR 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.

Please Enjoy Responsibly.

The longer you steep, the spicier it will be. The recommended 48-hour steeping time is a good place to start, but feel free to explore longer or shorter times to taste.
As you taste your bitters, keep in mind that you’ll only be adding a few drops to a cocktail. It should be very strong if you taste them it of the jar.
If you want to make your bitters with more of a bite, you can always select spicier peppers, or slice them open before steeping. Exposing the insides to the infusion will create a spicier final product.
As always, experiment with the amounts and make it your own, but be wary of adding too much espresso. It doesn’t take much to overwhelm an entire batch.