Bitter Bull
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Bitter Bull
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Rating

4.79 / 5
The Bitter Bull is a vibrant and energetic cocktail that fuses the bold flavors of Brazilian cachaça with the bitter Italian aperitif Campari, creating a unique and zesty blend. The ... more The Bitter Bull is a vibrant and energetic cocktail that fuses the bold flavors of Brazilian cachaça with the bitter Italian aperitif Campari, creating a unique and zesty blend. The addition of fresh orange juice adds a sweet citrus note, which is perfectly complemented by the effervescence and tang of the energy drink. Served in a highball glass, the Bitter Bull offers a balance of sweet, bitter, and fruity flavors, making it a stimulating choice for those who enjoy a cocktail with a kick of caffeine and a complex flavor profile.
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Campari
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Orange
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22% | 6.6 units *
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Classic
Shaken

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Bitter Bull is a daring cocktail where the herbal bitterness of Campari intriguingly clashes and then dances with the tropical spirit of cachaça, creating a curious yet dynamic flavor profile. When the sweet, acidic zing of orange juice mingles with the aggressive rush of the energy drink, it enhances the drink’s efficacy as both a palette awakener and an energetic boost, yielding a cocktail that echoes the vibrancy of its ingredients in every sip.

Method
How to make a Bitter Bull

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the cachaça, Campari and orange juice to a cocktail shaker with ice
Strain into a highball glass over ice and top up with Red Bull
Garnish with an orange peel and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the cocktail name 'Bitter Bull'?

The name 'Bitter Bull' likely comes from the combination of the bitter flavor of Campari and the energy-inducing qualities associated with energy drinks, symbolized by the 'bull', possibly referencing popular energy drink brands. The concoction brings together the bitterness and the revitalizing effect, hence the name.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the cachaça with another spirit in the Bitter Bull?

Yes, cachaça has a unique flavor, but if necessary, it can be substituted with white rum or tequila to maintain the cocktail's spirit-forward character. Each substitute will slightly alter the taste profile, but they can complement the overall flavor of the Bitter Bull.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Bitter Bull compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 22%, the Bitter Bull sits higher than many standard cocktails, which typically range from 10% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its distinctive combination of ingredients contributes to a relatively strong but balanced drink, making it slightly more potent than average.

FAQ

Is the Bitter Bull suitable for those who prefer less sweet cocktails?

Absolutely. The Bitter Bull, with Campari and cachaça as key ingredients, offers a bitter flavor profile complemented by the tanginess of orange juice and the unique taste of an energy drink. It's ideal for those looking to enjoy a cocktail that's not overwhelmingly sweet but still has depth and complexity.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should the Bitter Bull be served for the best taste experience?

The Bitter Bull is best served cold in a highball glass. To enhance its flavors, it is recommended to shake the ingredients with ice before straining into the glass. Optionally, garnishing with an orange slice can add a visually appealing touch and a slight aromatic enhancement to the drink.

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