From the house most famous for their Antica Formula vermouth and bittered Punt e Mes, Carpano Botanic Bitter is the product of a careful selection of ten aromatic herbs that are infused in the traditional method to reach a balanced taste: saffron, sandalwood, fresh green orange peel, bitter orange peel, cinchona, rhubarb, zedoria, gentian, myrrh and wormwood. The assertive bitterness is balanced out with 150g of sugar per litre, which is significantly less than its rivals (can you guess who we're talking about?) which come in closer to 300g per litre. This creates a freshness and lightness that is quite welcome, and lets the herbal qualities shine through beautifully. Diet Negroni, anyone?