Show me some bitter cocktails.

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I found a few bitter cocktails you might enjoy. The first one is a classic bitter cocktail with a high rating that you might love. It's a well-known cocktail that contains gin, Campari, and red vermouth. Another great option is a cocktail with a combination of flavors including orange juice, energy drink, Campari, and Cachaça. Both of these options are popular and offer a bitter taste that you might be looking for.
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You asked: Popular bitter cocktail recipes. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The Boulevardier is a classic and sophisticated cocktail with a perfect balance between sweet and bitter. It's a close relative...

Campari (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml), Bourbon (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5


The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century. The drink is made up...

Gin (30ml), Campari (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml)

3 ingredients
4.84 / 5

Bitter Bull

The Bitter Bull is a vibrant and energetic cocktail that fuses the bold flavors of Brazilian cachaça with the bitter...

Orange juice (30ml), Energy drink (60ml), Campari (150ml), Cachaça (60ml)

4 ingredients
4.79 / 5

Bitter orange & cardamom martini

Infused with that wonderful aroma of orange and spices reminiscent of Christmas, this is a wonderful take on classic Christmas...

Vodka (60ml), Cointreau (20ml), Lemon Juice (60ml), Marmalade (Tablespoon), Cardamom pods (2)

5 ingredients
4.72 / 5

Bitter Elder

The Bitter Elder cocktail is a beautifully balanced drink that weaves together the floral notes of elderflower liqueur with the...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (45ml), Campari (22.5ml), Elderflower Liqueur (

4 ingredients
4.31 / 5

Bittered Gin Sling

The Bittered Gin Sling is a classic cocktail known for its complex and bold flavors. It originated in the late...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (45ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Red vermouth (22.5ml)

6 ingredients
4.31 / 5


The Americano is a classic cocktail created in Italy in the late 19th century. Its name comes from the Italian...

Campari (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml), Soda water (Splash)

3 ingredients
4.24 / 5

Gin And Tonic Bitter Lime

Gin and Tonic is good, but if you like it bitter with a hint of lime, this drink is for...

Lime juice (30ml), Gin (60ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Tonic water (200ml)

4 ingredients
3.66 / 5

Bitter Peach

Bitter Peach is a refreshing and bittersweet cocktail that combines the iconic Italian aperitif, Campari, with the sweet and juicy...

Soda water (90ml), Campari (30ml), Peach Nectar ()

3 ingredients
3.66 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are some popular bitter cocktails?

Popular bitter cocktails include Negronis, Boulevardiers, and Americanos, known for their distinct bitter flavors.

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What ingredients make a cocktail bitter?

Ingredients like Campari, Angostura bitters, and certain citrus juices contribute to a cocktail's bitter taste.

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Can I adjust the bitterness in cocktails?

Yes, adjusting the amount of bitter ingredients or balancing with sweet components can modify the bitterness in cocktails.

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Is gin commonly used in bitter cocktails?

Yes, gin is a popular base spirit in bitter cocktails, complementing the bitter elements with its botanical flavors.

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Are bitter cocktails suitable for all palates?

Bitter cocktails may not be pleasing to everyone, especially those who prefer lighter, sweeter beverages.

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