Martini, a brand of Bacardi, has unveiled Martini Riserva Speciale Bitter under the Riserva Speciale range.

This drink has been specifically crafted to be combined with Riserva Speciale Vermouth Di Torino and other classic Italian aperitivo cocktails. It joins the Riserva Speciale Rubino and Riserva Speciale Ambrato, the two vermouth di Torino that were launched two years ago.

Inspired by the original 1872 Martini Bitter recipe, the new Riserva Speciale Bitter has been produced from natural ingredients – saffron, angostura, and columba.These three botanicals, chosen by Martini master herbalist Ivano Tonutti, deliver richness and complexity to the drink.

Martini Riserva Speciale Bitter is also placed in the same Tino cask that is used for Martini Riserva Speciale Vermouth di Torino extracts.

"The new Riserva Speciale Bitter has been produced from natural ingredients such as saffron, angostura, and columba."

The original 1872 recipe was created by Martini founder Luigi Rossi. The company's global ambassador Roberta Mariani said: “With the Martini Riserva Bitter, I feel we have produced something that is both modern yet quintessential; I am excited to be able to finally talk about it and to share this liquid with the industry it has been created for.

“Martini Riserva Speciale Bitter will become available in early September.

The Martini portfolio includes Martini Bianco, Martini Rosato, Martini Rosso, Martini Extra Dry, Martini Asti, Martini Moscato d’Asti, Martini Prosecco, Martini Rosé, and Martini Brut.

Established in in 1863 in Italy, the Martini brand is part of the portfolio of Bacardi, which is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Image:  Martini Bitter 1872. Photo: Courtesy of Bacardi & Company