Contratto Bitter is distinctly bitter, acquiring this character from gentian root, cinchona bark, wormwood, and angelica root. Supporting flavors of ginger, elderflower, hibiscus, rhubarb, orange peel, herbs, and spices give Contratto Bitter a wildly complex and aromatic bouquet. The deep magenta color comes from red beet. Contratto Bitter is a perfect balance sweetness, red fruity and yes, BITTER! 22% ABV and effortless to work with in cocktails!