Bitter orange apéritif

Campari, Gran Classico Bitter, Luxardo Bitter, Ibisco Bitter Liqueur, Contratto Bitter, Luna Amara, Leopold Bros. Aperitivo, Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Bitter, Aperitivo Select

Don’t be fooled by the rosy citrus hue; this is an unparalleled bitter flavor. Campari is de rigueur in drinks that call for this ingredient, but Gran Classico and Luxardo Bitter are nearly as popular.

Aperol is a similar type of Italian bitter, but is much sweeter; you’ll find it listed as “Sweet orange apéritif” instead. If you’re flexible on bitterness or sweetness, you can typically use either one in most drinks that call for one or the other. Cappalletti is right in the middle between the two types – it’s as sweet as Aperol, and as bitter as Campari.

Amaro
Sweet orange apéritif

Cocktails that use Bitter orange apéritif

Amber Road
Bourbon, Sweet orange apéritif, Lemon...
Americano
Bitter orange apéritif, Sweet vermouth, Sparkling water...
Aperol Sour
Gin, Sweet orange apéritif, Lemon...
Astor Martini
Vodka, Bitter orange apéritif, Grapefruit...
Bitter French sparkling cocktail with gin, bitter orange aperitif, lemon juice, simple syrup, and sparkling wine
Bitter French
Gin, Bitter orange apéritif, Lemon...
Bitter Mai Tai
Bitter orange apéritif, Dark rum, Orange curaçao...
Bitter Spritz
Sweet orange apéritif, Sparkling white wine, Sparkling water...
Blackberry Spritz
Bitter orange apéritif, Grapefruit, Berry jam...
Boulevardier
Bourbon, Bitter orange apéritif, Sweet vermouth...
Campari Aranciata
Bitter orange apéritif, Orange soda,
Columba
Sweet orange apéritif, Grapefruit soda,
Daybreaker
White wine, Sweet orange apéritif, Gin...
Don Gorgon
Unaged cachaça, Lemon, Bitter orange apéritif...
Dr. Melfi’s Medicine
Gin, Bitter orange apéritif, Sweet vermouth...
Dunderstruck
Aged rum, Bitter orange apéritif, Absinthe...
Enzoni
Grape, Gin, Bitter orange apéritif...
Ferrari
Fernet, Bitter orange apéritif,
Garibaldi
Bitter orange apéritif, Orange,
Garibaldi Spritz
Bitter orange apéritif, Orange, Sparkling white wine...
Giostra d’Alcol
Red wine, Bitter orange apéritif, Honey syrup...
Golden Beautiful
Aged tequila, Bitter orange apéritif, Lime...
How to Kill a Friend
Mezcal, Bitter orange apéritif, Sweet sherry...
Jasmine
Gin, Lemon, Bitter orange apéritif...
Jungle Bird
Black rum, Bitter orange apéritif, Pineapple...