I’ve never been one for sugary drinks. Every now and again, I can appreciate some sweet tea or a refreshing agua, but generally I prefer my drinks bitter. The bitter soda (or apéritif, as it’s marketed) that I hold nearest and dearest is Sanbittèr, which is essentially a nonalcoholic version of Campari. Some people (my roommate, for one) think it’d be better marketed as poison, but I couldn’t disagree more. The hounds have had their say about how they like to drink it, from straight to mixed with orange juice. I drink it on the rocks with nothing else. It comes in a sleek, if small, bottle and packs a nice punch. It’s an acquired taste, but one I can’t resist.

Sanbittèr, $10.99 for a 10-pack

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