As a former Negroni enthusiast, I have been on the hunt for something non-alc that compares for some time now. I realise that trying to replicate a product that is pure alcohol in a non-alc way is a big ask, but a girl can dream right? The Lyres Negroni set fell seriously below expectations. Like SO far below. Too sweet, no body, no depth. I LOVE my Wilfred’s but more as a spritz than on the rocks like a traditional Negroni; she’s still a little on the sweet side for neat.
Enter Vera Spirits Aperitivo Classico. When they first posted this on their IG, I got REALLY excited: “What’s the tasting experience of Aperitivø Classicø? The first scent delivers mouth-watering sweet and herbal notes coming from bitter orange, rosemary, and thyme. This continues into a full-bodied experience with a sweet and citrusy flavour that leaves you with a long herbal and bitter finish.”
Sounded too good to be true. I’ve waited months and it’s finally on our shores and I can tell you…it was worth the wait. It totally lives up to that description. You get a real bitter punch from the rosemary and orange. The orange is delicious and so well balanced. This is not going to kill you with sweetness at all. If punchy is not your vibe, pop in a dash of tonic and you are in a spritzy heaven.
The missing 0.5/10 is that there’s just a tiny bit lacking in a full mouth feel, but add a squeeze of orange and your pretty much at 10.
Buy Again?: Yes
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Note: This product emulates alcohol and could be triggering so please be careful!
|Cals per 100ml||56 cal|
|Carbs per 100ml||14 g|
|Sugar per 100ml||14 g|
|Country of Origin||Slovenia|