Skip to content
Shop Our Store Picks!
Shop Our Store Picks!

Leopold Aperitivo Liqueur

Leopold Bros. Aperitivo is the first American take on the classic bitter aperitivo, from the Latin word “to open”. The spirit is a mainstay of Old World dining culture as the opening note to a meal, big or small. Enjoy it in Negronis, spritzes, and paired with soda and lime.

In line with the traditional Italian style, the spirit centers around major flavor components: bitterness from gentian root and sweetness from cane sugar. Citrus is the third major component, so Leopold adds distilled coriander and grapefruit peels for a bright, citrus aroma. These components are mixed with a variety of fragrant flowering botanicals, including hyssop and Artemsia pontica. The cordial is colored with natural cochineal, which adds the vibrant red color that one expects from a traditional Aperitivo as it has been used in spirits for hundreds of years.