Lyre’s Italian Orange
This unique spirit has been impossibly crafted to capture the essence of a vibrantly red Italian bitter aperitivo style with flavours that are distinct and contemporary. Lyre's spirits don't just mimic, they have their own distinction as a premium, non-alcoholic beverage. Rich mouthful of flavours with blood orange and red citrus taking the lead. Maraschino brings balance, adding to the generosity on the mid-palate, giving length of flavour followed by a persistent, pithy dryness.
How To Enjoy: As a classic Italian aperitif with various citrus, soda or tonic water for the ultimate spritz. For a sophisticated classic, mix with Lyre’s Dry London Spirit and Aperitif Rosso to make a perfect Lyre’s Negroni.
- Made In Australia
- Gluten Free
- Vegan Friendly
Water, Sugar, Non-Alcoholic Fermented Grape Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavouring, Ponceau Colour (E124), Azorubine Colour (E122), Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Stabiliser (Cellulose Gum [E466]). **VEGAN, DAIRY FREE, NUT FREE, EGG FREE, GLUTEN FREE. Sugar Contents: 5.4g/30ml and 18g/100ml. Carbohydrate Contents: 5.4g/30ml and 18g/100ml. Sodium: 2.4mg/30mL and 8mg/100ml. Fat - Saturated: 0.0g/30mL and 0.0g/100mL. Fat - Total: 0.0g/30mL and 0.0g/100mL. Protein: 0.0g/30mL and 0.0g/100mL. Energy: 95.7kJ/23kCal (per serve) and 319kJ/75Kcal (per 100mL).
This is the third Lyre’s product I have purchased from Clear Head Drinks, and first-off I want to say how amazing the customer service has been. Fast, efficient, and when my order wasn’t quite right, they fixed it right away. Amazing service.
Whilst I wasn’t bitter about my delayed order, unfortunately the Lyre’s Italian Orange wasn’t bitter at all (and not in a good way). I’m comparing it to Campari or Aperol; two spirits with flavour profiles that are orange and spice (clove and cinnamon) but the dominant flavour/sensation is bitterness.
In the bottle and glass, Lyre’s Italian Orange has a lot of promise based on colour alone. On the nose, all of the elements are there … except the all important bitterness. To taste Lyre’s Italian Orange, you get all of the orange flavour, barley a hint of spice, and absolutely no bitterness. Bitter is a key feature of Campari and Aperol, and it’s the primary element it brings to a mixed drink.
I made a Negroni using equal parts Lyre’s Italian Orange, Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso, and Warner’s Juniper Double Dry. It just wasn’t the same in any way. It tasted like the sweet orange drink (not juice) served on a primary school lunch tray.