Best British Bitters (Hair Of The Dog)
Have you been overindulging and feeling under par? Do you need something to perk you up again?
Best British Bitters is a traditional pick-me-up herbal digestif, what we at Napiers would call a "hair of the dog" digestif.
Very helpful to aid digestion after overindulgence in alcohol, rich or spicy food, shellfish and other minor digestive challenges.
Made from extracts of Gentian root, Ginger root, Meadowsweet, Silver Birch, Dandelion, Milk Thistle and Peppermint.
Highly concentrated, one bottle provides about 20 servings.
Taken as an aperitif before a meal, bitters help to stimulate the appetite, getting saliva and bile flowing to improve digestion. (Particularly helpful for those who have lost their appetite such as the elderly or convalescent.)
As a digestif:
Take a teaspoonful (5 ml) in a some water, juice or other fluid before indulgence in alcohol and also again on the 'morning after', repeating at half hourly intervals for the next hour if desired. Take several spaced throughout the day to help you get back to normal.
As an aperitif:
Take a teaspoonful (5 ml) in a small amount of water (the more bitter the better) half an hour before a meal to perk up the appetite.
Water, gentiana lutea (Gentian) root extract, zingiber officinalis (Ginger) root extract, filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet) extract, Silver Birch (Betula alba) extract, taraxacum officinalis (Dandelion) root extract, silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) seed extract, mentha piperita (Peppermint) extract. (Extracted with ethanol at 1:3 35%).
If you wish to avoid alcohol, add a little hot water from the kettle to a cup with a teaspoonful of Best British Bitters and wait for five minutes. The hot water will evaporate off all the alcohol.
What are herbal bitters?
A bitter is a herbal drink containing aromatic herbal essences, with a bitter or bittersweet flavor, often flavored with citrus, with no added sugar. Numerous varieties of bitters are on the market, as they have been popular across Europe since the 18th century.
When are bitters drunk?
Bitters are used to stimulate the appetite, either for food or for cocktails. Used in both apéritifs and digestifs, they help to settle the stomach before a meal or a night of drinking. Apéritifs are usually taken before and digestifs taken afterwards.
How are bitters drunk?
Bitters are often added to alcohol but a teaspoon can be added to any liquid, including water, tomato juice, fruit juice, teas & non-alcoholic beverages.
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