The Cocktail Ingredient That's Actually Healthy for You

Any bartender can tell you: Bitters are big—they help make super specialized drinks and add a sort of “classic” quality to cocktails. So should you be adding them to your diet?

A lot of artisanal companies seem to think so. One of our favorites: Urban Moonshine, Organic Digestive Bitters (starting at $8) is made with certified organic Vermont herbs and roots, and is complemented by a few worldly exotics. According to the company, they help to promote healthy digestion, curb sugar cravings, relive an upset stomach and support liver function and healthy skin.

And, they are incredibly easy to use—all you have to do is add a few drops to whatever you are drinking (water included) to reap the benefits.