our roots

In 2009 our owner, Andrea, a cake designer at the time, fed-up with the artificial flavorings & extracts available to her decided to try her hand at making her own, but with real, quality ingredients. Right around this time, she also developed an obsession with whiskey, handcrafted cocktails and their relationship with bitters. This obsession lead her to begin experimenting with making her own bitters, in the basement of her home, (eventually dubbed "the bitters lab" by friends) to use in her culinary creations. After many years testing and perfecting her recipes she decided it was time to share her bitters with the community.  

In 2014 she created Bittersweet and launched at the local farmers markets. At Bittersweet she served brûléed fruit made with organic infused sugars, house-made bitters and a bit of fire.

Over the course of the season, at Bittersweet, she found that people not only loved the desserts she offered, but everyone kept wondering when they could get their hands on her bitters. At the end of the Farmers Market season she closed Bittersweet, and re-launched as Bitters Lab, Utah's first premium cocktail bitters company, in January 2015.