This aperitif cocktail will appeal to those who would normally order a wine spritzer or kir royale, but it has a lovely bitterness from Dubonnet Rouge, an aromatized wine that contains quinine, herbs, and spices.
'Dubonnet' on Serious Eats
With the advance of autumn, it's time to break out the dark-spirit drinks suitable to the cooler seasons. The Arnaud's Special is a close cousin to the Rob Roy, and was the house cocktail for Arnaud's Restaurant in New Orleans during the 1940s and '50s.
In yesterday’s Washington Post, drinks writer Jason Wilson looks at one of the more neglected products in American bars: Dubonnet. Typically lumped in with its close relative, vermouth, Dubonnet is one of the few remaining vestiges of a once dynamic...