Dubonnet Rouge (14.8%)

Dubonnet is a French wine-based aperitif. It was developed by Joseph Dubonnet in 1846. It is made from the juice of five different grape varieties. The fermentation has been prevented by the addition of neutral alcohol. The juice has been matured in oak barrels for 3-4 years, during maturation various herbs…

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Lillet Rouge (17%)

In Lillet’s series of aperitifs, Rouge is less well known and clearly overshadowed by it’s big brother Blanc. Lillet Rouge is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines, the drink is fortified with brandy made from lemon and orange and flavored with quinine. In France, it is drunk neat or…

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Lillet Rose (17%)

Lillet Rose is fruitier and less herbal aperitif wine than better known Lillet Blanc. It’s a blend of different red and white wines, fruit liqueurs and herbs, matured for a few months in oak barrels. More about Lillet wine house is written in Lillet Blanc review. 75cl bottle costs 11.99€ at Vynoteka…

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Taberna dos Anoes Hidromel – Reserva De Odin (14%)

Hidromel means mead in portugal, so it’s honey wine made by honey, water, some herbs and yeast. It’s traditional alcohol drink which can also be completed in nature by itself, if there are flower honey, water and enough warm temperature. During the age of Vikings honey wine was popular and it…

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Luxardo Aperitivo (11%)

Aperativo is Luxardo’s counter-traction to Aperol, enormously popular italian bitter aperative. Aperative Luxardo is made by different herb infusions, roots and citrus fruits. Alcohol volume is same than for Aperol, 11%. Luxardo is more popular from their Maraschino liqueur, which they published at end of 19th century and is well known…

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Garrone Bitter (21%)

Producer: Cantina Vallebelbo, ItalyPrice: 100cl bottle 9.39€ (AlcoShop, Latvia) Garrone's story begings at 1991, when a businessmen from Torino wanted to create his own vermouth. It's nowadays available wildly on east-Europe and some Asian countries. Compared to Campari Garrone feels more sweet, even there is same sugar content (250g per liter).…

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Lillet Blanc (17%)

Lillet Blanc is produced by La Maison Frères Lillet. It’s established by Lillet brothers at 1872 on Bordeaux parish. Kina Lillet was established 15 years later. It was invented due to Louis Pasteur experiments, when he found that quinine has a strong effect of malaria prevention. Lillet quinine wine was a…

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Campari Bitter (25%)

Campari is a well-known Italian bitter-aperitif. It’s famous for its red colour, which was originally done by carmine colour. The known ingredients of Campari are only two, alcohol and water, otherwise the recipe is secret, known only by three people. Anyway there are different herbs, roots and infused fruits being used.…

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Aperol (11%)

Aperol is an Italian aperitif, which contains both sweet and bitter orange, rhubarb, few herbs and roots. It’s very low alcohol as a bitter, just 11%. Aperol has the same amount of sugar as Campari (250g/litre) but as it’s much less bitter it tastes much sweeter. Aperol was invented in 1919…

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