underbergGermans know how to indulge to celebrate the holidays. Therefore it is no wonder that the perfect antidote for over indulgence was developed by a German: Underberg Bitters.

About Underberg Bitters: “Fight fire with fire with this traditional European remedy for ‘over-indulgence’. These herbal bitters have been used as a digestive aid to follow a big night of eating and drinking for over 150 years. Two things contribute to Underberg’s distinctive character: it’s unique beneficial digestive effect and the unmistakable portion-sized bottle, wrapped in straw-paper. Convenient, practical and always exactly the right quantity for well-being. Underberg has indeed become worldwide the symbol for good health and satisfaction. Underberg – it cannot be explained; it must be experienced. Hubert Underberg launched his unique product in 1846, after many years of painstaking development work. His Underberg natural herbal digestive soon became greatly appreciated in many countries, earning it numerous awards and medals throughout the world.”

I purchased a set of Underberg Bitters before Christmas and the little bottles came packaged in a delightful collector tin. I am looking forward to serving the Underberg Bitters at an upcoming dinner party. The individually wrapped bottles will look great at the place settings along side the individual salt cellars (of course).

Read more about Underberg Bitters here.

Underberg is available in the US from Smallflower Apothecary.

Meanwhile, I love these vintage Underberg advertisements: