Dublin Bar Academy

Blend Your Own Bitters


Learn how to make and use your own bitters in our hands-on workshop.

The session will begin with a brief background of bitters, some interactive experiments, and a tincture tasting, so you can learn how to make and use bitters in cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and in cooking.


The course is split in 2 sessions:

– Botanical Selection & Steeping

– Bottling





You will learn about basic formulas, tools, and processes for making bitters with over 70 different botanicals including orange peel, cardamom, gentian, cascara, wormwood, hibiscus and cocoa. We will help you to craft your own unique blend of bitters to take home.



Jarrod Cuffe trained as a chef in Australia. (He attributes his obsession with flavour balance to his time in the kitchen.) He made the transition from kitchen to bar when he arrived in Europe in 2006. Jarrod worked in bars in Paris and London before moving to Dublin in 2014.

Off the Cuffe, Bitter solutions, was set up by Jarrod Cuffe and Barry Gargan in 2014 to create bitters in Dublin City.

We aim to source all Irish ingredients and recreate ancient Irish recipes that have been long forgotten to the winds of time, that can claim to aid in digestion, increase clarity of the mind and build fortitude of the body or just make a seriously tasty drink.

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Dublin Bar Academy is fully accredited with the European Bartender School

Supported by Vanguard Beer Collective. The one stop shop for Irish Craft Beer