Country of origin: USA Alcohol content: 35.0% Alcohol by Volume
A few years ago Genevieve started tinkering with making her own bitters and after tasting it in soda, side by side with Angostura, there was no going back. Soon a shelf in the kitchen was filled with glass jars full of fruits, herbs, spices, roots, and barks soaking in booze. She was making tinctures to get familiar with the individual flavours of all the ingredients she was working with and she was on a quest to make the perfect bitters to use in an Old Fashioned. Warm and spicy, not too fruity, and with a solid, bitter backbone.
At least six recipes later she found her first product, The Bitter Housewife’s Aromatic Bitters. It’s made with all real, mostly organic ingredients. No extracts and no flavourings.
About Bitter Housewife:
Small batch cocktail bitters made in Portland, Oregon.
The Bitter Housewife was created for me and my whiskey-drinking friends. We don’t want to be talked down to and we don’t want to be told what we like isn’t “correct”. I don't believe cocktails should be intimidating or that you need a whole new vocabulary to talk about them. I believe in great taste, real ingredients, and fun. It is cocktails after all.
Let’s be bitterly honest.
– Genevieve Brazelton, The Bitter Housewife
This is their signature flavour use it anywhere you would use Angostura. A base of walnuts, cherries and ginger is brought to life with warm baking spices and just enough bitterness to keep things interesting.