Originally crafted for medicinal purposes, bitters soon gave way to the invention of the cocktail, as people mixed in sugar and spirits in order to drink their medicine. Bitters are a tincture of fruits, spices, barks, and woods and serve as your spice rack when mixing cocktails. 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, by people.