Spruce Shoot Bitters
- THE STORY
- Handcrafted from local ingredients
- Gentian root provides depth of flavor and a woodsy aroma
- A delicious base for soda or cocktail
- Use with bourbon, scotch or whiskey
Bold. Woodsy. Versatile.
The Hudson Standard's Spruce Shoot Bitters are produced almost entirely from locally foraged ingredients from New York's Hudson Valley. Fantastic in cocktails or in cooking, the bitters have a fresh citrus flavor with a light, earthy pine accent. Spruce Shrub bitters offer a great seasonal note for distinctive fall and winter drinks.
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.