Bitters are made by steeping alcohol with ingredients like herbs, spices and fruit. Make this smoky sweet bitters by adding smoked cinnamon sugar to honey whiskey – it’s perfect for spicing up rum or bourbon cocktails.
To smoke sugar and spices: Spread 1 cup fine mesquite wood chips in cast-iron skillet. Heat on high heat about 10 minutes or until wood chips start to smoke. Reduce heat to low. Place small baking rack on top of wood chips. Spread sugar and cinnamon in small shallow disposable aluminum pan or foil muffin baking cup. Place pan on rack. Cover skillet with lid. (In order to keep the smoke in, lid should cover skillet tightly. If necessary, place aluminum foil over skillet first then cover with lid.) Smoke 30 minutes. Turn heat off. Let stand 1 hour or until cooled.