There's a reason bittersweet drinks are some of the most popular in the world. They're delicious and refreshing, and they can be sipped neat, over ice, with tonic, or mixed in cocktails to discover the new edges of taste.
If you're looking for something new to add to your drink repertoire, or you simply want to try some of the best bitters around, read on! We've got a list of the top five options worth checking out.
To learn more about the difference between potable bitters and cocktail bitters, check out this blog.
Pietro Nicola Nocino - The House of Botanicals
Pietro Nicola Nocino is a fabulous representative of the House of Botanicals range of Aperitivi & Digestivo, inspired by the drinking culture of Italy.
Nocino (pronounced no-CHEEN-oh) is an aromatic spiced and bittersweet Walnut liqueur, that is most commonly associated with and consumed in Italy as a digestif.
Pietro Nicola Nocino was produced using unripe Green Walnuts from Potash Farm in England which were macerated in alcohol for no less than forty days, before being seasoned with an array of natural botanicals including Lemon Peel, Dried Coconut, Allspice Berries, Cloves, Fennel Seed, and Ceylon Cinnamon.
Enjoy it neat, over ice, with a cheese board, or mix it in cocktails to discover the new edges of taste.
Londinio Bitter - Londinio Liqueurs
Welcome the newest liqueur produced by Londinio Liqueurs - Londinio Bitter! And we are pretty sure that you will enjoy their masterpiece!
Londinio Bitter is a small batch liqueur produced using a unique blend of botanicals including gentian root, cinchona bark, rosemary, rhubarb, ginger and fresh orange peel.
Pair it with red vermouth and gin for the ultimate Negroni!
Select Aperitivo - Select
Select is a Venetian aperitif, the essential ingredient for the Original Venetian Spritz - the best-known drink in the city.
Select is made with 30 botanicals including rhubarb roots and juniper berries that give Select its rich, complex taste.
The botanicals are first macerated in a mixture of neutral spirit and water. Then this mixture is boiled to extract the true essence of the botanicals. The juniper berries are individually macerated in a pot still, using artisanal methods to extract the most aromatic part of the fruit.
Select aperitivo was born to be paired with Prosecco, soda water and green olive as a garnish. Give it a try!
Victory Bitter - Victory Distillery
Victory Bitter is a modern bitter Aperitivo spirit, made in London.
The red bitter is made by infusing wheat spirit with botanicals and fruits including gentian root, orange peel apricot rosemary sage figs. Then the infusion is blended with an organic, biodynamic wine and minimal sugar. The distinctive red color is achieved naturally through the infusion of hibiscus flowers.
Enjoy Victory bitter with a premium tonic, loads of ice, and a zest of lemon or as the bitter in a classic cocktail like a Spritz or Negroni.
Londinio Amaro - Londinio Liqueurs
Londinio Amaro is the perfect drink to soothe your soul after a tough day. It's an Italian-style digestif handcrafted in small batches, with British Wheat spirit and unique blend of botanicals including gentian angelica wormwood sage lemon verbena fresh orange pink grapefruit peel - all mixed together to make it taste even better!
Londinio Amaro works great in cocktails as well as sipped neat over ice after a good meal.