Chinotto is a type of carbonated soft drink produced from the juice of the fruit of the myrtle-leaved orange tree (Citrus myrtifolia). The beverage is dark in color. Its appearance is similar to that of cola, but it is not as sweet as cola, having a bittersweet taste.
The drink was known in antiquity as a dark-hued, bitter-tasting variant of orange juice, and was considered as refreshment. Industrial production of Chinotto soda dates to the 1950s. It is produced in Italy by several companies, and is mostly consumed in Italy and Malta.
In Italy, quinine is an ingredient in chinotto beverages.
- thirst quenching
- chinotto brand
- Niasca Portofino chinotto
Outside of Italy, the only chinotto brand we’ve found is Pellegrino, bittersweet and tasty. In comparison, this Niasca Portofino chinotto emits a rosier bitter taste to the tongue. It is a matter of one’s preference but (secondo me) the Niasca Portofino is more thirst quenching and more delicious.
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I have bought chinotto Sanpellegrino for a while but this brand is way better, not as sweet and better tasting. The bottle is elegant, adding a nice touch!
I love this stuff !