It is February, and leap year or not this month is the shortest of them all. Which makes it the perfect month to indulge in some sobriety should you feel so inclined — #FebFast and all that.
But there is only so much soda and lime one can drink, and sometimes you need some real flavour.
Cue this Bitter from Bondi’s Isabel. It drinks like a proper drink, and tastes like one, too: that’s because they take Campari and — with the assistance of some rotary evaporator wizardry — remove the alcohol from it.
For the de-alcoholised Campari:
Maggie Beer’s verjus makes a good substitute for the homemade stuff.
Recipe by Kate McGraw, Isabel, Bondi and makes a 1L batch.