Cranberry spritz with spiced bitters
10 minutes
Preparation Time
30 minutes
Cooking Time
Makes ½ cup bitters of your choice and 1 cocktail


Spiced bitters

125 ml (½ cup) vodka
3 tsp native pepper, such as
Horopito in New Zealand or
pepperberry in Australia
6 cloves
1 star anise
1 tsp coriander seeds
½ cinnamon stick
8 cardamom, lightly crushed
2 oranges, zested in strips

Saffron and chilli bitters

125 ml (½ cup) vodka
Large pinch saffron threads
1 tsp Aleppo chilli flakes
2 oranges, zested in strips

Cranberry spritz

Ice cubes
125 ml (½ cup) cranberry juice
125 ml (½ cup) sparkling water
½ tsp (3 ml) bitters of your choice
Dehydrated citrus slices, homemade
or store-bought

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Spiced bitters or saffron and chilli bitters

  1. Combine all of the ingredients and place into a vacuum sealing bag. Place into the vacuum sealing drawer and Vacuum on level 3 and Seal on level 3.
  2. Place into the steam oven and Steam at 80⁰C for 30 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. Strain through a sieve to remove the solids and pour the liquid into a sterilised glass bottle.

Cranberry spritz

  1. Fill a wine glass three quarters full of ice and pour over the cranberry juice and sparkling water.
  2. Drizzle the bitters around the top of the drink and finish with a dried citrus slice.

Hints and Tips

  • The bitters can also be made without a steam oven by leaving to infuse in a sterilised bottle for 3 weeks.
  • Dehydrate your own citrus slices by using the Drying function on your oven at 50⁰C for 5 hours.
  • Sterilise the glass bottle using the ‘disinfect items’ function on Miele steam ovens. Alternatively, steam the bottles
    upside down for 10 minutes at 100°C.
  • The bitters can be stored at room temperature indefinitely.


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