A favorite aperitif of the Compari beverage company, Crodino soda gets its name from Crodo, a small town in northwest Italy where it was first produced and bottled in 1964. Decades later, Crodino officially became part of the Compari group, which helped usher this non-alcoholic drink into mainstream Italy.
One of the most famous aperitifs in Italy, its universal appeal is the result of a unique and flavorful taste. Made with the original, time-honored recipe, the flavor and aroma of Crodino is like no other Italian soda. This lightly sparkling aperitif is made with a blend of aromatic herbs, spices, woods, and roots that are aged for six months. This ripening process is what gives Crodino its special flavor and aroma. Read More
It has a bittersweet herbal taste with a hint of sweet vanilla and light notes of citrus. The aftertaste of Crodino soda has a lingering bitterness, which makes it perfect for mellowing the bite of liquor in your favorite cocktails.
Crodino soda gets its characteristic flavor from an infusion of herbs, plants and fruit. The ingredients include a simple combination of water, sugar, distillation of herbs and natural flavors, carbon dioxide, and acidifier citric acid.
How to drink Crodino
Campari’s favorite aperitif, Crodino is traditionally served as a pre-dinner cocktail along with light appetizers. For a mild and refreshing apertivo before dinner, Crodino is typically served over ice, which melts into the soda and softens its pungent flavor. To balance the strong herbal flavors, orange juice and extra soda water can also be added, plus a twist of lime or lemon.
The bright citrus notes and herbal aromatics of this Italian soda help to even out the flavors of Old Sixteen Rum, the signature Crodino cocktail. Originally from the royal court of Piedmont, this cocktail was a favorite choice among the elite and more sophisticated social circles of Italy. Among the Italian aristocrats, this classic cocktail was said to be offered as a token of love and esteem towards the guest of honor.
What makes Crodino soda popular?
Crodino might come in small 100ml glass bottles, but this bitter Italian soda packs a punch of flavor. It owes its popularity to a complex flavor profile, which makes Crodino soda a versatile mixer for complementing a long list of cocktails.
The natural flavors of Crodino also set it apart among the many artificially flavored sodas available. Going beyond the slightly bitter lemonades and orange fizzy drinks, Crodino takes it a step further with more bitterness and less sugar. After enjoying Crodino soda drinks, these small-sized bottles can also be re-purposed as elegant flower vases.
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