Based on patent medicines, bitters are a tincture of fruits, spices, barks, and woods. Hard to drink on their own, a long time ago people added a bit of sugar and some spirits and created the first cocktails. Bitters are important because they are the spice rack of cocktail making. They have the ability to heighten certain flavors in booze and mixers, while also softening others. They even have the power to bring disparate flavors into harmony. The Bitter Housewife carries on the tradition in an all natural, small batch fashion - made in their Portland facility by hand. They source only the best real ingredients from sustainable, artisan producers.
This is the Bitter Housewife's signature flavor and was designed specifically to enhance an Old Fashioned with the flavors of dried cherries, ginger, and warm baking spices, plus just enough bitterness to keep things interesting. These bitters also work great in a Manhattan, Dark and Stormy, or anywhere you would use Angostura.
Notes: A base of walnuts, cherries and ginger is brought to life with warm baking spices and just enough bitterness to keep things interesting.
These surprisingly savory bitters lead a duplicitous life adding depth to sweeter drinks based on apple, pear, or orange, but also blending right in with the smoky characteristics of an anejo tequila or scotch.
Notes: This surprisingly savory bitters leads a duplicitous life adding depth to sweeter drinks based on apple or orange, but also also blending right in with the smoky characteristics of tequila and scotch.
A bright, slightly floral bitters packed full of fresh grapefruit flavor. Use it to add a new life to a classic gin and tonic or pair it with an aperitif like Lillet, St. Germain, or sparkling wine.
Notes: A bright, slightly floral bitters packed full of fresh grapefruit flavor. Use it to add new life to a classic gin and tonic or pair it with an apperitif like Lillet, St. Germain, or sparkling wine.
Bull Run Barrel Aged
A perfect marriage of Bull Run Distilling Company’s American Whiskey and The Bitter Housewife's classic Aromatic recipe aged in well-seasoned barrels, these bitters are richer and spicier to compliment your favorite whiskey.
A classic bitters that adds brightness to an Old Fashioned or Manhattan, but with an added touch of Earl Grey Tea for a lightly floral note that pairs well with summer spritzers and citrus based cocktails.
These bright and zesty bitters are packed full of fresh lime zest and highlighted with a subtle note of coriander. An obvious win for a gin and tonic, but also a great addition to a daiquiri, margarita or even a martini.