Skip Nav
Fast and Easy
25 1-Pot and -Pan Italian Recipes to Solve All Your Dinner Problems
Get the Dish
Our Take on 2 of Jamba Juice's Tastiest Smoothies
Celebrity Chefs
What You Really Want to Know About The Pioneer Woman

What Is Sanbitter?

Why Sanbitter's a Pretty Sweet Drink After All

I'm not a hardcore soda drinker, but lately, every time I stop into an A.G. Ferrari foods store, I find myself picking up a handful of Sanbitter. I first spotted the soda years ago; I was drawn to its diminutive glass bottling and Big Red color, but repulsed by the word "bitter" in the name. Why would anyone want to drink bitter soda? I wondered to myself.

That was a long time ago, years before I built up an appreciation for arugula salads, lattes without sugar, and other provisions that were more edgy than sugar-sweet. When I landed in Germany and discovered the country was going through a bitter Aperol spritz phase, I drank the country's cocktail of choice any time I didn't have a glass of wine in hand. Upon returning to the office, I had only one nonalcoholic beverage on the brain: Sanbitter.

Like Campari or Aperol, Sanbitter has a distinct bitter citrus note upon first sip, ending with a pleasantly sweet finish. It's perfect for those times of day when you're craving a Negroni but can't succumb to spirits just yet. Plus, drinking out of that bottle feels quaint and distinctly European. My only complaint? I wish each drink lasted longer.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Everything You Need to Make the Perfect Iced Coffee
The Main Reason You Should Aim to Eat Seasonally
What Guy Fieri Eats For Breakfast
MealPass Review
Baskin-Robbins Polar Pizza Review
How to Make a Mason Jar Salad
Best Trader Joe's Pantry Products

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
X