- THE STORY
- Small batch cocktail ingredients from Hudson, New York
- Hand-crafted from local ingredients
- Aromatic, with a spicy sweetness, a bit of heat and woodsy notes
- A versatile bitters for bar or kitchen
Hand-crafted from pure ingredients grown and foraged in the Hudson Valley, these spicy, sweet and pungent bitters are a sure cure-all for the winter doldrums. With a combination of wormwood and gentian root at its base, these bitters add depth of flavor to everything from winter cocktails to soups, sauces and desserts.
The Hudson Standard, located in Hudson, New York, started from the desire to make high quality bitters and cocktail syrups, called shrubs, using ingredients almost entirely sourced from New York's Hudson Valley.
Founder Marianne Courville and her husband Michael Albin moved to Hudson, New York from Brooklyn in 2000 and opened Hudson Wine Merchants. It was there that they caught the bug to start a business making cocktail bitters and shrubs. The business soon became a commitment to the region. The ingredients in their bitters and shrubs are almost entirely sourced from the Hudson Valley. Working with local farms, Marianne and Michael stay open to new ideas about crops, production, sustainability and cooperative ventures. The Hudson Standard is a welcome convergence between the cocktail revolution and the "farm to table" movement.