Lemon Lime Bitters Recipe

Lemon Lime and Bitters! This was my go-to drink while Sexy Nerd and I were visiting my family in Australia. 

Interestingly, we were told this drink is often served to children because the alcohol content is fairly low.

I really can't imagine that going over well in the US!

Lemon Lime & Bitters recipe

Why isn't Lemon Lime & Bitters popular here? It's so good!

While we're at it, the same question goes for Vegemite, Freddo Frog, and Violet Crumble bars.


two australians enjoying lemon lime and bitters
Me with my mum's cousin - we're like twins!


Even Americans love lemon lime bitters!
Me with my SN - we're not like twins! (Thank goodness.)


While I may not be able to recreate my beloved Vegemite (though I've seen a few disastrously messy blog posts where people have tried), making Lemon Lime & Bitters is easy peasy, lemon (lime and bitters) squeezy.

See what I did there? Yeah, I'm pretty impressed with myself.

how to make Lemon Lime Bitters at home

 alcoholic drink with sprite or 7 up

Lemon Lime & Bitters
Recipe for 1 drink (8oz)

Add the following ingredients to a glass, stir, and enjoy:

  • Ice 
  • 6-8 drops of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • 15 mL Sweetened Lime Juice (not really the same thing as simply squeezing fresh lime juice into your drink, but that would work if it's all you have)
  • Sprite or 7-Up to the top of the glass (Approximately 7.5 ounces.)
I've made this with Ginger Ale. It's good, but not as good. I've also used Diet Sprite and there's no comparison to the real thing. It's only 7.5 ounces of soda - well worth the calorie splurge!

my favorite drink
 One for you and one for me.


low alcohol cocktail
 Cheers, mate!


With only 3 ingredients, you probably already have everything you need to make Lemon Lime & Bitters.
With only 3 ingredients, you probably already have everything you need to make Lemon Lime & Bitters. Share this recipe, then go craft one of these fizzy cocktails for yourself.