Non Alcoholic.
Full of Flavour.

Bark and Bitter is a non-alcoholic spirits company based in Ontario, Canada. We focus on flavourful, botanical-driven cocktail mixers designed to take the place of your preferred aperitivo in your next no or low alcohol cocktail. Novara Bitter Aperitivo is the first product in our soon-to-be family of brands.

A complex blend of 8 aromatic herbs and botanicals

QUASSIA BARK
Picrasma excelsa
Origin: 
BITTER ORANGE PEEL
Citrus aurantium
Origin: 
RHUBARB ROOT
Rheum palmatum
Origin: China
ORRIS ROOT
Iris germanica
Origin: Albania
CASCARILLA BARK
Croton eluteria
Origin: Bahamas
GENTIAN ROOT
Gentiana lutea
Origin: Spain
ANGELICA ROOT
Angelica archangelica 
Origin: 
CINCHONA BARK
Cinchona officinalis
Origin: 
QUASSIA BARK
Picrasma excelsa
Origin: 
BITTER ORANGE PEEL
Citrus aurantium
Origin: 
RHUBARB ROOT
Rheum palmatum
Origin: China
ORRIS ROOT
Iris germanica
Origin: Albania
CASCARILLA BARK
Croton eluteria
Origin: Bahamas
GENTIAN ROOT
Gentiana lutea
Origin: Spain
ANGELICA ROOT
Angelica archangelica 
Origin: 
CINCHONA BARK
Cinchona officinalis
Origin: 

Frequently Asked Questions

Non-alcoholic, distilled spirits? What are those?

Still a relatively new term, non-alcoholic distilled spirits follow a similar path to essential oil production. Typically produced in a pot still, not dissimilar from the kind used to make traditional spirits, the still concentrates the flavour of the plant and botanical matter placed in it, leaving producers with an aromatic water called a hydrosol. Without the presence of ethanol that you'd typically find in alcohol production, you are left with an aromatic, flavourful base well-suited for mixing.

How are your products made?

At it's core, Novara begins with a base of non-alcoholic citrus distillates, primarily made up of sweet orange peel hydrosol. From there, we macerate an aromatic blend of 8 traditional herbs and botanicals in the mix, and finish with a lightly sweetened blend of sugar and water. With beet root powder  added for colour, the goal is a flavourful product designed to be used in place of traditional Italian aperitivi. 

Who are these mixers intended for?

Novara Bitter Aperitivo is made for mixing, and intended for those interested in reducing their traditional alcohol consumption! Whether you enjoy it in a no, or low-alcohol cocktail, it is best enjoyed paired with your favourite cocktail ingredients. 

What kind of recipes can I make with them?

Novara Bitter Aperitivo works best in place in classic cocktail recipes calling for Italian Red Bitter liqueurs. We particularly enjoy it in a non-alcoholic Negroni, Spritz, or Jungle Bird. For a list of recipe suggestions, click here

Where do you ship to?

At this point, we are currently only shipping to Canada and the United States. We hope to expand our delivery areas soon, however!

Still want to learn more?

Get in touch with us for more details on Novara Bitter Aperitivo, the Bark and Bitter family of brands, and more.

Contact Us

Still want to learn more? We'd love to talk to you.

Phone

(416) 317-4323

Address

78 Lafayette Dr.
St. Catharines, Ontario
Canada L2N 6C4

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