The Bitter Housewife

A note from the creator, Genevieve Brazelton:

It all started with a joke. “We’ll call it The Bitter Housewife,” I suggested after my husband Dan asked if I thought we could actually make a living selling cocktail bitters. He registered the website on the spot. I’m generally of the mind that making things from scratch produces better results than store bought. However, I was doubtful bitters would be the same. I tried anyway. Dan and I were pleasantly surprised by the results and I set about making the perfect bitters for an old fashioned. At the time, there was nothing on the market that spoke to women in an intelligent way. I wanted to create something that didn’t intimidate or exclude the novice, but also didn’t talk down to anyone. I wanted to create a brand for me and my friends – whiskey drinking, fun loving, go-getting women. In 2018 The Bitter Housewife Cardamom Bitters won both a Good Food Award and a sofi Gold and then was named Product of the Year by the Specialty Food Association. All our bitters are made by hand in small batches using real ingredients - fresh citrus peels, whole herbs and spices, and just a touch of organic cane sugar.