Mole bitters


  • A bitters
  • non-alcoholic


Mole bitters are best as an accent in cocktails made with aged rum, tequila, or mezcal. The bitterness of chocolate and the heat from the chili merge perfectly with the richness and smoke of the spirit for an unusual yet well-balanced drink. Chocolate and chili can be overwhelming as a main ingredient for a cocktail, so mole bitters are a great way to drizzle those flavors in with a light touch.

If you're torn between buying versus making your own, Marcia Simmons over at Serious Eats has a great breakdown.