Dandelion Root Bitters Recipe

Dandelion root bitters is an easy alcohol infusion to make at home. Bitter herbs are useful in digestion, and a perfect in an aperitif cocktail. They increase the digestibility of food and are also calming to the nervous system. Bonus - they are delicious in cocktail form! Drink a small amount before a meal to stimulate digestion, or add a bit to a fancy cocktail for a different flavor. Learn how to make this herbal dandelion root bitters. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Fermentation Time 42 days
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 17
Calories 98kcal
Author Colleen @ Grow Forage Cook Ferment




  • Put the dried herbs into a quart sized jar, then pour in the entire bottle of vodka.
  • Cover the jar and let sit for 4-6 weeks.  It will turn a lovely orange color from the zest, and the dandelion root will have expanded.
  • Strain out the herbs with a fine mesh sieve, and your dandelion root bitters are finished!  


Dandelion Root Bitters is best when served chilled, and will keep for a long time in the fridge.


Serving: 45ml | Calories: 98kcal