While Aperol may be the most popular bitter Italian apéritif, it certainly isn’t the only one. And we don’t just mean Campari, either. In fact, if you do a little research, you’ll find that there’s a whole raft of glowing orange liqueurs that hail from the north of Italy. At Banksii in Barangaroo, bartenders prefer the complex, herbaceous flavours of Contratto Bitter, which combines orange peel with aloe, hibiscus, sage and cardamom, for a well-rounded, herbaceous flavour. The Contratto Bitters spritz — a mix of rhubarb bitters, prosecco and ruby grapefruit — is just one of six spritzes on the vermouth-heavy menu, which also includes elderflower, grapefruit and rosemary renditions.