Aperol // Italy
Aperol first debuted a century ago, in 1919. Known for its orange hue, and today for the ubiquitous and eponymous Aperol Spritz, Aperol is flavored with ingredients including cinchona, rhubarb, and gentian. The bittersweet liqueur has been a part of the Campari portfolio since 2003.
Bitter LiqueursMuch like amaro, bitter liqueurs are made from the maceration or distillation (or combination) of herbs, spices, roots, flowers, or other botanicals. Bitter liqueurs are often red or orange in color, although they needn’t be. Sugar is added before bottling. ABV varies widely.
"A delicate and fruity nose kicks off with strawberry and watermelon, followed by fruit punch mix. The palate showcases rhubarb and tangerines, with Jolly Ranchers, grapefruit, and lemon peel. The bitter just flashes on a short finish as the previous fruit flavors continue swirling. "