Johnnie Walker Double Black Bitters

Johnnie Walker Double Black Bitters
Staff Writer
Johnnie Walker Double Black

Taking inspiration from the innovation of Johnnie Walker Double Black — a masterfully crafted Scotch whisky that amplifies the trademark smoky and rich characteristics of Johnnie Walker Black Label —  the team from Hella Bitter has created a unique at-home bitters recipe that showcases these edgy flavors. What's even better? The Johnnie Walker team also shares a classic cocktail recipe to go with your new homemade bitters. Click here to get more tips on how to make bitters. 

1
Servings
904
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the bitters

  • 10 Ounces Johnnie Walker Double Black
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 strips of orange peel
  • 1/2 Tablespoon raisins
  • 3 Jamaican allspice berries
  • 1 Teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 Madagascar vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1/2 Teaspoon carraway

For the Mister Roy (Smoky Rob Roy) cocktail

  • 1 1/2 Ounce Johnnie Walk Double Black
  • 1 Ounce sweet Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Hella Bitter's Johnnie Walker Double Black Bitters

Directions

For the bitters

Combine all ingredients in a 1-quart mason jar and cover. Then, set the bitters aside to macerate for 3-4 weeks. Patience is key!

Taste regularly to monitor the change in flavors, and once the desired flavor is reached, filter the liquid from the solid ingredients using a fine cheesecloth. Cut a square of the cheesecloth large enough to double over and cover the top of the mason jar, secure with rubber band. Gently pour the bitters into another clean vessel. Repeat straining process a few times to ensure there are no visible particles in the bitters. Once the liquid settles a bit more, some sediment may settle, that is normal.

Transfer the finished liquid into a cool bottle of your choice. We recommend visiting specialtybottle.com for some options (this recipe will fill five 2-ounce bottles). Droppers make adding bitters to your favorite cocktail easy and precise.

For the Mister Roy (Smoky Rob Roy) cocktail

Stir over ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
47g
67%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
17g
71%
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Carbohydrate, by difference
78g
60%
Protein
41g
89%
Vitamin A, RAE
88µg
13%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
54µg
60%
Calcium, Ca
422mg
42%
Choline, total
104mg
24%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
93µg
23%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
88mg
28%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
12mg
86%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
459mg
66%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
85µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1653mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
163g
6%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%