The Modern's Tres Jolie Recipe

The Modern's Tres Jolie Recipe

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

This aperitif cocktail from The Modern in New York 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.

Note: Store open bottles of Dubonnet and vermouth in the fridge. They should last from 2 to 4 months. Sniff before using and discard if there are any nutty or oxidized aromas present.

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  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 3 minutes
  • Total time:3 minutes


  • 2 ounces Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • 1 ounce Dubonnet Rouge
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Garnish: orange twist


  1. 1.

    Fill a mixing glass with ice and add vermouth, Dubonnet, Cointreau, and orange bitters. Stir until chilled and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist and serve immediately.