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Cocktail bitters take off as tastes change


Fancy a drink? An Aperol spritz, Campari, an Amaro, Seville sling or negroni?

A taste for Italian drinks and an explosion of craft bitters means bitter cocktail sales have soared, according to World Duty Free mixologist Charlie McCarthy.

The cocktail consultant says as people age their palates change, and this along with the influence of a botanical gin craze and Italy's best bartenders is also prompting the boom.

He demonstrates how to pour a negroni spagliato, and a celery sour, and explains bitter tastes behind the bar.

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