Sanbitter is a gourmet soda by San Pellegrino, a famous Italian beverage company that also makes Limonata and Aranciata. Don’t let the bright red color of Sanbitter Pellegrino fool you into thinking this soda is cherry-flavored. For those who are new to this iconic Italian soda, the flavor is the opposite of what you might expect. Sanbitter is similar to the citrus-flavored Campari but with a more intense herbal taste that dominates the palate. Read More
Sanbitter soda was created by San Pellegrino in 1962 and quickly became a classic Italian soda that was enjoyed throughout Italy and the world. Today, Sanbitter is traditionally poured over ice and served as an apertivo at dinner parties. In Italy, dinner party guests typically spend a few hours with friends and family before dinner, a time to socialize over a round of Sanbitter on the rocks, one of the most famous drinks for pre-dinner gatherings.
When fans of Sanbitter soda see those tiny and adorable red bottles, they can expect a refreshing experience, Italian style! Besides the prominent floral and herbal flavors that give it some bite, Sanbitter soda also makes the cutest glass flower vases when empty. The red color also adds an eye-catching hue to a long list of cocktails.
How to drink Sanbitter
Sanbitter Pellegrino is also used in classic cocktails as a substitute for soda water. Made with a simple combination of carbonated water, sugar, natural flavors, and citrus extracts, this popular non-alcoholic soft drink is perfect for giving classic cocktails like Negroni Sans and Gunshop Fizz an extra kick. Sanbitter soda has a powerfully bitter flavor that helps temper the bite of liquor, making it the favorite aperitif among San Pellegrino’s line of bitter sodas.
Sanbitter also makes a flavorful and thirst-quenching alternative to alcoholic beverages. A popular way to drink Sanbitter Pellegrino is with ice, which helps to mellow the intense herbal flavor as it melts. It can also be served with extra soda, a twist of lime or lemon, and a splash of orange juice. A popular aperitif is the Vento Fizz, which balances the bitterness of Sanbitter with orange juice, diced canned peaches, and extra soda water.
Where to buy San Pellegrino Sanbitter
At Supermarket Italy, we feature an exclusive selection of imported Italian sodas, including the popular Sanbitter Pellegrino, a specialty soda that is often hard to find. Choose from 100ml bottles of 10 or 40 and always have enough of this famous soda for your pre-dinner cocktail service. Shop Supermarket Italy today and add a touch of gourmet to every meal.