Lemon, lime and bitters

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Lemon, lime and bitters
Lemon, Lime and Bitters.jpg
TypeMixed drink
ServedStraight up or with ice
Standard garnishSlice of lemon or lime
Standard drinkware
Highball Glass (Tumbler).svg
Highball glass
Commonly used ingredients
PreparationRim the inside (and optionally outside) of the glass with 4 to 5 dashes of Angostura Bitters then pour lemonade and lime cordial (15–30 mL) into glass. Garnish with Lemon if desired. Has 0.2% alcohol.

Lemon, lime and bitters (LLB) is a mixed drink made with (clear) lemonade, lime cordial, and Angostura bitters. The lemonade is sometimes substituted with soda water[1] or lemon squash.

It was served as a non-alcoholic alternative to "Pink Gin" (gin mixed with Angostura bitters).[1]

An ABC News article published in 2018 described lemon, lime and bitters as "Australia's national drink".[1]

It is often considered to be a non-alcoholic cocktail (or mocktail) due to its exceedingly low alcohol content, though some establishments consider it to be alcoholic and will not serve it without identification or proof of age.[citation needed]


Lemon, Lime and Bitters is commonly consumed in Australia and New Zealand where it became customary for golf players to have a drink of LLB after a match of golf.[2]

It is made to order in most bars but a pre-mixed version is made by a number of soft drink companies and this version is widely available in supermarkets.

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  1. ^ a b c Kriewaldt, Kit (8 December 2018). "We drink more than 100 million a year and it's all ours". ABC News. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Angostura Bitters - Lemon/Lime/Bitters". Archived from the original on 12 August 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2008.