Cultures around the world have long believed that bitter flavors are essential to good health because they stimulate the digestive system. Thus began the tradition of steeping bitter-tasting roots, leaves, berries and fruits in alcohol and serving the mixture before or after a meal. Often the formula was accompanied by more pleasant tasting carminative herbs such as ginger, fennel, cardamon, or orange peel.
Whether brewed according to secret recipes by medieval monks or concocted according to oral tradition by wise women, the first bitters had medicinal purposes. Over time, the theory, if not the recipes, passed into the hands of apothecaries and on to the makers of 19th Century patent medicines. After bartenders discovered that bitters softened the often harsh liquors of the day, the cocktail was born. Until the late 1880s, any drink called a cocktail contained bitters—this includes such classics as the martini, the Manhattan and the Old-Fashioned. Only in the 1950s did the taste for bitters fade.
Whether you are seeking the digestive benefits or recreating classic cocktails, these original bitters are certified organic and handcrafted to please everyone.
To stimulate healthy digestion, enjoy a few dashes of our bitters before or after meals — or to curb a sugar craving!
If using the dropper bottle, we recommend starting with a partial dropper full direct on the tongue. Start small in your dose: everyone’s body is different and many people find that a very small dose can be quite sufficient, especially if bitter taste is rare in their diet your digestion will fire up with just a very small amount of the bitters.
Water, Org. Cane Alcohol, Org. Dandelion Root and Leaf Extract, Org. Angelica Root Extract, Org. Burdock Root Extract, Org. Yellow Dock Root Extract, Org. Gentian Root Extract, Org. Orange Peel Extract, Org. Fennel Seed Extract, Org. Ginger Root Extract, Org. Gum Arabic and Organic Essential Oils.
Contraindications: Urban Moonshine Organic Bitters are not for:
-pregnant women, we use angelica which is specifically contraindicated in pregnancy. *
-stomach ulcers could be irritated*
Each Urban Moonshine Organic Bitters liquid contains 2 oz.
*The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.