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I like trying new things and especially new tastes, be it food or drink.  Some time ago I had the pleasure of trying something different from an authentic Italian restaurant in Manchester, and it left a lasting impression on me.  I present to you:

Chinotto, made from the juice of the fruit of the myrtle-leaved orange tree.

It appears much like a bottle of cola, but don’t let that deceive you.  You’ll find a refreshing but noticeably more bitter taste.  The myrtle-leaved orange tree (citrus myrtifolia) has been drunk since antiquity, so you’re trying something with a bit of heritage!

Next time when you’re dining out, don’t reach for a bottle of cola or a Sicilian lemonade, make your next drink a chinotto.