History? Cures a wound, leaves the bitterness that caused it. The Twin Mothers were always about lessons.Ulysses

Bitter drink is a makeshift healing consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.



拿到配方后,用1份布拉克花、1份山德根、1个空的夕阳沙士瓶,生存技能15自制。效果與治伤粉差不多,不过没有任何副作用 - making it a highly effective means for replenishing health outside of combat; at any given level of Medicine skill, bitter drinks restore slightly more hit points than stimpaks, although the time required for the full effect is much longer.

苦澀的飲料其实更接近药物而非饮料。Despite the fact that it requires Survival skill to craft, its effectiveness is governed by the Medicine skill.

Medicine Skill effect

10+2 Hit Point for 18s
20+2 Hit Point for 18s
30+3 Hit Point for 18s
40+3 Hit Point for 18s
50+4 Hit Point for 18s
60+4 Hit Point for 18s
70+4 Hit Point for 18s
80+5 Hit Point for 18s
90+5 Hit Point for 18s
100+6 Hit Point for 18s


This item can be crafted by the Courier.

Creation requirements

Empty Sunset Sarsaparilla bottle (1)
Campfire or Electric hot plate
Completion of Lonesome Road
Bitter drink (1)


  • These can be found on Legionary assassins and Recruit Legionaries.
  • Ulysses will teach the Courier their history, and give them a few if left alive. He will also leave a few in the footlocker after Lonesome Road.
  • Sometimes sold by Traveling merchants.


  • When using bitter drinks it can register as taking a stimpak, thus this item can help towards the challenge and achievement/trophy Stim-ply Amazing.
  • The hot-key icon for bitter drink of is the same one used for chems, rather than the one used for drinks or food. This may be an oversight, as bitter drinks are not treated as a chem, e.g. it is not prohibited by the Legion.
  • Before a patch the healing effect of the bitter drink was greater.
  • Even though it uses an empty Sunset Sarsaparilla bottle to craft it, the world model and Pip-Boy icon of the item is a clay jug with decorative paint around the bottom.