Napoleon I, gin cocktail

Let us pause today to remember the most famous Corsican, Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French, creator of the Napoleonic Code, and, of course, the Napoleonic Wars. Not to sure how gin, an English tipple, wandered into this recipe, but the French-made Dubonnet Rouge makes up for that.

Napoleon I Napolean vert
2 ounces of dry gin
1/2 ounce Dubonnet Rouge
2-3 dashes orange curaçao
1 dash Fernet Branca or Angostura Bitters

Pour all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain over ice into an Old-Fashioned glass.

Want to know more? The First Consul

Tasting notes: Pleasantly strong, and not too tall.

Tomorrow: Scots!

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