Aperitivo Bitter is an aperitif and digestif that is made using a variety of local herbs and spices along with gentian flowers from Argalà’s alpine territory.
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What's in it
- Orange Peel
- Gentian Flowers
- Fennel Seeds
The Americano Cocktail is a refreshing fizzy, yet bitter cocktail that is perfect for a summer day. To make your own, pour 60ml of Baldoria Vermouth and 60ml of Aperitivo Bitter in a glass, topping it with 100ml of soda water. To finish it off add ice and a lemon garnish.Back to shop
When you smell Aperitivo Bitter you’ll be met with the fragrant aroma of citrus with light floral and balsamic notes.
When you taste Aperitivo Bitter, you’ll notice a full bodied flavour that is intense and warm. It is full bodied with pleasant citrus notes from the hibiscus and bitter notes from the gentian flowers.
The Argalà Distillery is found in a countryside barn at the foot of Italy’s breathtaking Maritime Alps. Their products are an expression of this environment, using botanicals from the peaks of their mountains to the depths of their seas.
Climbing Until the Bitter End
Every spring in Boves it is tradition to climb Mount Bisalta which stands behind the Argalà distillery. During their hike in 2016, Piero and Enrico took a break with a cup of sugared hibiscus herbal tea and found themselves surrounded by deep-blue gentian flowers. Their natural curiosity took over as they tasted the flower that is well known for its bitterness. After sipping their tea to sweeten their mouths again, they were surprised how well the flavours complemented each other.
Flavour in Full Bloom
With a unique flavour stemming from an artistic blend of ingredients, Argala’s Apertivo Bitter has become their best selling product. It is made using a variety of herbs, roots, flowers, and fruits including orange peel, rosemary, fennel seeds and ginger. Its bitterness comes from gentian flowers cultivated from the mountainside, while its vibrant red colour and sourness come from an infusion of hibiscus flowers.
The Brains Behind It
Argalà was created by Piero and Enrio - two childhood friends and classmates who grew up together in Boves, Italy. Curious from an early age, their creativity moved from the playground to the kitchen, where they spent many long evenings experimenting with different ideas and ingredients. Since the start of Argalà’s journey in 2011, they’ve produced their spirits with the same passion and homemade approach that they’ve had since they were boys.More on the Brand