Leopold Bros. Aperitivo
Leopold Bros. // Colorado, USA
Leopold Bros. Aperitivo is an alternative to the more well known brand in this category: Campari. First introduced in 2015, ingredients such as gentian root, coriander, grapefruit peels, hyssop, and artemisia pontica are used. It is sweetened with cane sugar. In addition, natural cochineal, sourced ethically from South America is added to give the bitter liqueur the classic orange-red color.
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.