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Top 15 Best High-End Apéritif Brands and Producers

Apéritif News, Reviews & Resources (9) Top 15 High-End Apéritif Brands

APÉRITIFS and digestifs are drinks, typically alcoholic, that are normally served before (apéritif) or after (digestif) a meal.

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  • Aperol - since 1919. Italian apéritif made of bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona among other ingredients.
  • BARTISSOL - since 1904. "A protected designation of aperitif from Bartissol, made with sweet French wine, and various other ingredients. This is best served over ice with a slice of orange or lemon. This is a rare 1950s bottling."
  • BYRRH - aromatised wine-based apéritif made of red wine, mistelle, and quinine. Created in 1866 & a trademark since 1873, it was popular as a French apéritif.
  • CAMPARI - invented in 1860. Alcoholic liqueur, considered an apéritif (20.5%, 21%, 24%, 25%, or 28.5% ABV, depending on the country in which it is sold), obtained from the infusion of herbs and fruit (including chinotto and cascarilla) in alcohol and water. It is a bitters, characterised by its dark red colour. Often used in cocktails and is commonly served with soda water, wine, or citrus juice.
  • CINZANO - "Authentic Italian Tradition since 1757."
  • CYNAR - since 1952. Italian bitter liqueur of the amaro variety. It is made from 13 herbs and plants, predominant amongst which is the artichoke (Cynara scolymus), from which the drink derives its name. Cynar is dark brown in color, has a bittersweet flavor, and its strength is 16.5% ABV.Cynar is an apéritif (low sugar, low alcohol, meant to stimulate appetite), and can be consumed by itself, or in a number of cocktails.
  • Dolin - since 1815. "Vermuth de Chambéry."
  • Dubonnet - since 1846. Sweet, aromatised wine-based apéritif with 15% alcohol by volume.
  • Haus - "The word 'apéritif' comes from french 'to open,' and it literally means to open your evening. We designed Haus to be the American version more natural flavors, same easy vibe. With 15%#37; alcohol by volume (about a third of whiskey, gin or tequila) it’s enough for a hangout, without getting hungover."
  • JÄGERMEISTER - since 1935. German 70-proof (35% abv) digestif made with 56 different herbs and spices.
  • Kina Lillet. Lillet.
  • KINA LILLET - used with James Bond's Vesper Martini. brand of French aperitif wine. It is a blend of 85% Bordeaux wines (Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle for the Blanc; Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for the Rouge) and 15% macerated liqueurs, mostly citrus liqueurs from the peels of sweet oranges from Spain and Morocco and the peels of bitter green oranges from Haiti.
  • LILLET - since 1872.
  • MARTINI - since 1863.
  • Noilly Prat - since 1855. Brand of vermouth from France.
  • PASTISE 51 - since 1932. Anise-flavoured spirit and apéritif from France, typically containing less than 100 g/l sugar and 40–45% ABV.
  • SUZE - Swiss brand of bitters flavoured with the roots of the plant gentian, normally drunk as an apéritif.
  • Unicum - Hungarian herbal liqueur or bitters, drunk as a digestif and apéritif.
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