Dubonnet Riff, low alcohol cocktail

Dubonnet is a wine-based aperitif which includes — among its many ingredients —  a small amount of a quinine, a bitter herb. Dubonnet was created in the 1840s to convince French Foreign Legionnaires in North Africa to drink quinine to combat malaria. Those Legionaires probably didn’t have the benefit of ice or soda. Today, Dubonnet is available in Rouge, Blanc and Gold.

Dubonnet Riff Dubonnet Riff tall
2 ounces Dubonnet Rouge
1 ounce fresh tangerine juice
2 ounces of soda water

Add 3 or 4 ices cubes to a wine glass. Pour in all the ingredients. Stir gently until chilled. Garnish with a small wedge or slice of tangerine.

Tasting notes: Refreshing, enlivened by tangerine, some tasters notice a pleasantly prune-y aftertaste.

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