Bitter Liqueurs

Bitter Liqueurs

These are liqueurs and fortified wines that have a bittersweet flavor. They're often mixed with soda and served as apéritifs. These liqueurs are sometimes called bitters, but they're not as intensely flavored as the bitters that come in little bottles, which are normally measured out in drops. 


Popular brands include Campari, Fernet Branca, Byrrh, Dubonnet, Punt è Mes, Cynar, Suze, Jägermeister, and Amer Picon.

Amer Picon
This is a bitter French apéritif that's usually served with water and a sweetener, or sometimes mixed with beer.
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bitter liqueurs, bitter spirits, bitters
bitter liqueurs
These are liqueurs and fortified wines that have a bittersweet flavor. They're often mixed with soda and served as apéritifs. These liqueurs are sometimes called bitters, but they're not as intensely flavored as the bitters that come in little bottles, which are normally measured out in drops. Popular brands include Campari, Fernet Branca, Byrrh, Dubonnet, Punt è Mes, Cynar, Suze, Jägermeister, and Amer Picon.
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Byrrh
This is a tangy and bittersweet French vermouth that's made with quinine and red wine. It's usually mixed with club soda.
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Campari, Campari bitters
Campari
This popular Italian bitters is often mixed with soda, ice, and a twist of lemon and served as an apéritif.
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Cynar
Cynar
This is a syrupy Italian liqueur that's made with artichokes, giving it a bittersweet flavor. It's good mixed with club soda
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Dubonnet
Dubonnet
This is a French apéritif made with white or red wine and flavored with quinine and other herbs and spices. The white version is drier than the red
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Fernet Branca, Branca Menta, Fernet Branca bitters
Fernet Branca
This is a famous Italian brand of bitters that's supposed to ease hangovers. It's flavored with over 40 herbs and spices. Branca Menta is a mint-flavored version.
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Gammel Dansk
Gammel Dansk
This Danish liqueur is flavored with 29 herbs and spices. It's usually served at room temperature.
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Lillet, Lillet Blonde, Lillet Rouge
Lillet
This is an expensive and light French apéritif made with wine and brandy. There are two versions: Lillet Blonde (white) and Lillet Rouge (red).
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Punt è Mes, Punt e Mes
Punt è Mes
This is a bitter form of red vermouth. It's often mixed with soda.
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Suze
This is a bitter French apéritif.
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