Lemon Lime & Bitters by Phoenix Organics

Following on from their Cola, this is the Lemon Lime & Bitters by Phoenix Organics. D and I have our favour­ite — Lemon Lime and Bitters by Angostura — but we’re still inter­ested in try­ing oth­er brands in the hopes of some­thing inter­est­ing or dif­fer­ent and even if only to con­firm our firm favourite.

The soft drink is a trans­lu­cent pale pink with a lightly sweet and crisp nose and mod­er­ate car­bon­a­tion. Served chilled, a sweet­ness that reminds of fresh apple juice comes through ahead of slight cit­rus notes devel­op­ing in the body before a mel­low bit­ter­ness remin­is­cent of bit­ters comes through in the fin­ish, leav­ing no aftertaste.

Overall, this lem­on lime and bit­ters brings a sur­pris­ing sweet­ness but lacks that depth and com­plex­ity of fla­vour that makes the Lemon Lime and Bitters by Angostura our firm favourite.

This bottle of Lemon Lime & Bitters by Phoenix Organics con­tained 330 ml. It was pro­duced in New Zealand and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.