Lemon, Lime and Bitters

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Lemon, Lime & Bitters
Lemon, Lime and Bitters.jpg
Type Mixed drink
Served Straight up or with ice
Standard garnish Slice of lemon or lime
Standard drinkware
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Highball glass
Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Rim the inside of the glass with 4 to 5 dashes of Angostura Bitters then pour Soda and lime cordial (15-30 mL) into glass. Garnish with Lemon if desired. Has <2% alcohol.

Lemon, Lime and Bitters (LLB) is a mixed drink made with Sodawater, lime cordial, and Angostura bitters. The soda water is sometimes substituted with lemonade or lemon squash instead but this will often give an excessively sweet drink.

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.[1]

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. ^ Angostura Bitters - Lemon/Lime/Bitters, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 August 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2008., retrieved 6/1/08