After Managing a bar in San Francisco and experimenting with fresh fruits, infusions, and ingredients not often found behind a bar Genevieve (owner) caught the cocktail bug. She loved playing with flavor combinations and testing out hard to find spirits.
A few years later she started tinkering with making her own bitters and after tasting it in soda, side by side with Angostura - there was no going back. Soon a shelf in the kitchen was filled with glass jars full of fruits, herbs, spices, roots, and barks soaking in booze. It was her quest to make the perfect bitters to use in an Old Fashioned – warm and spicy, not too fruity, with a solid, bitter backbone.
Over the next few years her and her husband started pulling together the pieces that would make The Bitter Housewife a thriving company. That meant lots of recipe testing, sourcing ingredients, bottles and labels, while also figuring out how to produce more than a few bottles at a time.
The Bitter Housewife is about making cocktails fun and approachable. Each flavor is made with all real ingredients, never extracts or flavorings, to make cocktails better.