While we’re all drinking at home for the foreseeable future, we thought it would be fitting to turn inward for our usual Drink of the Week column and share the drinks our staff is reaching for while inside. Our first dispatch comes from senior editor, Penelope Bass. We’d also love to hear from you, so tell us what you’re drinking right now by using the #imbibegram #drinkoftheweek hashtags on twitter and instagram!
For me, having a beverage in hand is bit like a security blanket, providing equal parts distraction and comfort. Launched last fall, The Bitter Housewife Bitters & Soda is made by the same husband-and-wife team that produces the small-batch cocktail bitters of the same name. Perfect for all-day sipping as needed, the canned Bitters & Soda strike the perfect balance of dry and crisp without being overly tannic. Based on their flagship Old Fashioned Aromatic bitters, makers Genevieve and Dan Brazelton formulated the alcohol-free, sugar-free base with ingredients like dried cherry, cinnamon, ginger, sarsaparilla, gentian and cloves for a complex yet refreshing bubbly beverage. Made here in the city I call home, Portland, Oregon, the cans are also available through their website, and they will be donating 10 percent of sales on all their products to the Northwest Bartenders Association. $36/12-pack, thebitterhousewife.com.