China Martini

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 31%

Proof: 62°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Italy Italy

Pronounced ‘kee-ner’, this bitter-aperitif containing quinine takes its name and flavour from the bark of the ‘China Calissaia’ (Chinaroot). This is blended with other herbs and aromatic essences, their aromas extracted by infusion with alcohol and distillation in an old English pot still.

Made by Martini & Rossi, China Martini was first created in 1887 and is traditionally served with two parts slightly sweetened lemon juice and a splash of soda.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 17/02/2013


Clear, deep mahogany amber with ruby red highlights


Floral and strongly citrusy – Naval orange zest with herbal eucalyptus and spruce needles.


Bitter-sweet and syrupy with strong orange zest, quinine and candied fruit. Hints of liquorice, espresso and spice.


Orange zest with quinine and hints of anise and liquorice.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 8000570301417
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about China Martini

Produced by: Martini & Rossi S.p.A.
Owned by: Bacardi Limited
UK distribution by: Bacardi UK
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