Love Struck Bitters
- THE STORY
One taste, and you'll know you've been hit with something special.
An ancient Roman aphrodisiac was the inspiration behind these sultry, intensely aromatic bitters from The Hudson Standard. Spicy and hot, the bitters are made from hyssop, thyme, peppercorn and ginger - an intoxicating blend that complements a variety of cocktails. Use in cocktails calling for Angostura bitters.
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.