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From its origins with the French Foreign Legion to the legions of modern mixologists still using it today, Dubonnet Rouge Aperitif Wine has been a staple on the cocktail landscape since its introduction in 1846. Created by Parisian chemist / wine merchant Joseph Dubonnet as a means to make quinine more palatable for the soldiers battling malaria in North Africa, Dubonnet's mix of fortified wine, a proprietary blend of herbs, spices and peels, and the medicinal quinine is a recipe that has earned it legendary status in the world of sophisticated drinks.
Described by Sante magazine's tasting panel as:
"Cherry, mint and walnut aromas, with notes of lemon zest, cardamom and toffee... with flavors of orange, nuts, chocolate and coffee; finishes fairly sweet, with lemon and herb notes."
Dubonnet lends itself equally to both classic and innovative cocktails.
Nearly two centuries after its introduction, Dubonnet is the number-one selling aperitif brand in the United States, and still made according to the original family recipe. Its 19 percent alcohol content ensures a refreshing drink in the summertime, while its port-like flavors promise a hint of holiday in the winter months.
In addition to the more well-known Rouge, Dubonnet Blanc also makes a unique cocktail, as well as an excellent cooking ingredient.
Alcohol % : 16%
Size : 750ml
Made : France
Type : Aperitif