The products:
from the herbal bitter to the cocktail. 

Our Böttger-Bitter is not just a traditional short. It also offers all sorts of modern options: You can enjoy it in a long drink, in a cocktail or as a warm shot. Take a look around – we have something for every taste.

Böttger-Bitter Classic

It is the genuine herbal schnapps, our golden-yellow classic that warms the hearts and souls of connoisseurs with its natural flavours and delicately sweetened with sugar syrup that’s produced in-house.

Available as: 30 ml, 250ml, 350 ml & 700 ml

Herbal bitter | 43% abv

Böttger-Bitter Zuckerfrei

The one without sugar is made for connoisseurs, aficionados and purists. Unadulterated and totally pure – without added sugar – the unmistakable character of the medicinal herbs and roots comes into its own here.

Available as: 30 ml, 250ml,  350 ml & 700 ml

Herbal bitter | 43% abv

Böttger-Bitter Minz

The Böttger-Bitter Minz is the drink of choice for connoisseurs who like it a bit more gentle. It radiates lightness with its fresh spicy notes of aromatic peppermint and a mere 35% abv.

Available as: 30 ml, 250ml,  350 ml & 700 ml.

Herbal bitter | 35% abv

Böttger’s Schwarze Johanna

The youngest family member is bringing together what belongs together: Böttger’s Schwarze Johanna combines vivacious acid of black currants with the unmistakable Böttger-Bitter-flavour in a flattering vanilla sweetness of our manufactured sugar syrup.


Available as 30ml, 250ml & 700 ml. 

Liquor | 16% ABV.

Böttger‘s Delight

Böttger’s Delight is a fresh and light cocktail for mild summer nights. It is reminiscent of a great gin and tonic or a mellow Campari with orange. And of course it comes mixed with our Böttger-Bitter Classic. Many thanks to Ingrid, Birgit, Vera, Owe, Jochim and Gerold for selflessly testing the creation.

2 parts Böttger-Bitter Classic
1.5 part lemon juice
5 parts cranberry juice
5 parts wild berry lemonade or bitter tonic

Cocktail | Serve with a slice of lemon & ice.

Böttger’s BÄM!

Named after a beer garden in Schleiz, the “BÄM!”, this cocktail is our latest creation. With its fruity and fresh flavours and the ginger and bitter notes of the Böttger-Bitter Classic, this cocktail lends a summery feel to every evening.

2 parts Böttger-Bitter Classic
5 parts mango and passion fruit juice
5 parts ginger ale

Cocktail | Serve with a slice of orange & ice. 

Böttger’s Royal

Böttger’s Royal adds a fruity drop to our repertoire. The combination of Böttger’s Schwarze Johanna, sparkling secco and a hint of lime creates a fresh aperitif for every occasion – the symbolization of „la dolce vita“.

1 part Böttger’s Schwarze Johanna
5 parts dry Secco / dry Whitewine 

Cocktail | Serve on ice, with lime peel

Böttger’s Mule

Konrad Bar in Schleiz is reinterpreting a genuine classic with Böttger-Bitter inside: Böttger’s Mule. The perfect refreshment on friday evenings seduces with spicy ginger, Böttger-Bitter flavor and a hint of lime. A wonderfully simple enjoyment.

2 parts Böttger-Bitter Classic
1 part fresh lime juice
10 parts Ginger Beer 

Cocktail | Serve on ice, top with mint and cucumber slice

Heißer Apotheker

For the chilly months of the year, together with Patisserie Bergmann we created our warm shots that are best drunk by the fireplace: fruity, spicy, Christmassy. With warm apple juice, cinnamon and our Böttger-Bitter Classic.

1 part Böttger-Bitter Classic
3 parts hot apple juice

Shot | Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

BöBi nach 8

This warm short has something British about it: it’s a combination of chocolate, cream and mint. Just like the British, our “BöBi nach 8” with Böttger-Bitter Minz is classic and sophisticated. Cheers, ladies and gents.

1 part Böttger-Bitter Minz
3 parts hot chocolate

Shot | Top with whipped cream and cocoa powder.

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