Bitter orange

Almost every garden in Dubrovnik has at least one tree of this native variety, which requires no chemical treatments. These oranges are so bitter you wouldn’t want to eat them fresh. However, the fruit – along with the leaves and flowers – is a traditional ingredient in deserts and spirits used in Dubrovnik and across Dalmatia

Bitter oranges used in our gin come from the nearby Elaphiti archipelago, where noble lords of Dubrovnik kept their summer residences.

Much like a Maestral wind they bring crisp, citrusy freshness.