That’s not too far away from the famous & much loved Australian drink, Lemon Lime Bitters. It has ice, angostura bitters, lemon & lime cordial (Bickford’s brand in Oz) or ‘pub squash’ soda, soda water/mineral water or lemonade (like Sprite) depending on the level of sweetness you prefer.
It’s the beverage of choice for the non-drinkers, and you can get it everywhere here. Outside of Australia…not so much. Thanks for showing me that there are similar drinks out there, though!
I call it bitters and soda and I drink it all the time! It’s my fave drink when I’m out and not drinking, I still feel like I have a fancy drink and am part of the party! I’m definitely a heavy on the bitters kind of girl. My “your drink” is much darker.
Hey Sivan! I think my photos may be a little weird because it looks lighter than usual. Bryan is also heavier on bitters. It just occurred to me recently that I could order this when I was out- brilliant!
I am from Trinidad, the island that makes Angostura bitters and it’s funny I’ve read that there is a shortage of bitters on the Internet but haven’t heard anything about it at home. This drink is great and it is a version of what we call LLB (Lemon lime Bitters) which is another Angostura product:-)
Love your blog, I’d been wanting to try Angostura bitters for a while now, but couldn’t find them anywhere. Then I read this and thought, no wonder! Plus I live in Arizona, so I figured I would never find them….a couple clerks at liquor stores told me I wouldn’t find them anywhere in the state. Well, I found them last night and bought 3 bottles, can you believe they were at Target? Made, “Your Drink”, it was delicious, then made a Manhattan and it was just what it was missing!
Hey John! I am glad you found Angostura bitters, and love that you found them at Target! Also, glad you liked the drink. They really are great, we even use bitters in sauces and other dishes you might not think. If you are anything like us, this may become the beginning of a love affair with bitters. The last few nights we have been drinking sparkling mineral water with pomegranate juice and orange bitters. Amazing.
Oooh, I will have to try it with the pomegranate juice. And in cooking, I didn’t even think about that! Sometimes I make a fried egg with blood orange olive oil and butter, but I am out, so I think I’ll try unflavored olive oil with a dash or two of bitters. :)
I drink a drink with bitters, tonic water (quinine) and a slice of lime. Very good! Often when I order the drink in a restaurant, club soda is used and I can readily tell the difference. Try the bitters in tonic water…wonderful!
I was told once the drink is called a South Hampton.
We just played a wonderful round of golf in Scottsdale, AZ with a delightful couple from Melborne, Australia. We joined for a drink after and they introduced us to this delightful drink. I enjoyed it so much that I promptly went to the store and purchased club soda, fresh lime and bitters. Wonderful!