Health Benefits

There are many health benefits to herbal bitters and herbal shrubs. In fact it was how they were originally used before folks decided to add them to liquor and spirits!

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PRODUCT MEDICINAL BENEFIT COCKTAILS

Amores Melipona

Antioxidant and blood strengthening to increase your libido and get your blood pumping

Manhattan, Old-Fashioned, sparkling wine or champagne

Colorado Native

12 native Colorado wildflowers such as chamomile, vervain, lavender and calendula for calming and relaxation

Gin and tonic, French 75, gin and vodka with soda or martini

Fire Tamer

cooling inflammation and other internal fires like heartburn and indigestion, also increases circulation and releases enzymes that improve appetite and overall digestion

Moscow or any Mule, martini, Margarita, tequila and mescal cocktails

Golden Ichor

Purifies the blood, removing toxins and strengthening the liver and gallbladder, while metabolizing food more effectively 

 

Old-Fashioned, Manhattan

Sweet Riza

 Power packed vitamin boost, full of vitamins A, C, D, and E. Supporting the liver and kidneys, increases overall stamina and vitality

 

Sazerac, gin and absinthe cocktails

Blueberry Mint

Packed with blueberries' antioxidants, fiber, potassium and vitamin C, this shrub maintains the integrity of the fruit to help lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood, decreasing the risk of heart disease. Mint is excellent in the promotion of digestion as well as calming and curing nausea and headaches. Mint acts as a natural stimulant, waking the senses to battle fatigue, and has been proven to aid in alertness and memory retention.

 

Whiskey smash, bourbon, rum, tequila

 

Cherry Thyme

 Cherries carry with them powerful antioxidants such as anthocyanins and cyanidin. Their power to reduce inflammation aids in arthritis pain relief and post-workout muscle pain. Thyme is also a significant source of antioxidants, containing a number of flavanoids such as apigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin. This hearty herb is an excellent source of vitamin A and C, as well as dietary fiber, iron, manganese and copper.

Bourbon, tequila, whiskey

 

Ginger Pear

Nausea or morning sickness, motion sickness, and any loss of appetite. The hearty root is also anti inflammatory reducing muscle pain or soreness. Ginger is also used as it may lower blood sugar reducing the risk of heart disease. Pear brings with it great benefits in antioxidants such as vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, a long list of anti- inflammatory compounds as well as a very long list of phytonutrients. Pears have been associated with the reduction of several chronic common diseases that develop from chronic inflammation and excessive oxidative stress.

 

Gin, whiskey or vodka mule or add a wild and spicy twist to a tequila cocktail. Gin, Tequila, Vodka, Whiskey

 

Persimmon Lavender

 Persimmons are rich in vitamin A, B6 and C. They carry with them significant minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber. Benefits also include the prevention of liver and intestinal damage, the lowering of bad cholesterol, and the enhancement of endurance and stamina. We all know lavender for it's benefits in stress and anxiety relief, but is also high in antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used for its effectiveness to heal intestinal gas, nausea, upset stomachs, abdominal swelling, headaches and toothaches.

Vodka Lavender Lemonade, champagne, gin, rum, tequila, vodka

 

Peach Rose

 Roses are rich in flavanoids, tannins, antioxidants and vitamins A, B3, C, D and E making them super beneficial to skin care. Also efficient in cleansing the gallbladder and liver, helping to improve bile secretion and relief from constipation. Peaches pack a punch with rich phytochemicals that act as antioxidants. Used as a kidney cleanser in China, peaches have a diuretic effect that also cleanses the bladder. They contain great amounts of vitamins A and C, are great in battling anxiety and an upset stomach. According to research peaches have shown to inhibit the growth of tumors based on their excellent antimicrobial and antioxidant activity.

Champagne, gin, tequila, rum, tequila, vodka