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Alfonso Cocktail, Cocktail #6

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Alfonso Cocktail, Cocktail #6

Alfonso Cocktail is cocktail number six on the Swank Cocktail Guide.

Named after King Alfonso XII, King of Spain from 1886 to 1931, the Alfonso Cocktail is a Champagne cocktail with herbal notes.

“Alfonso’s Cocktail Held Irresistible,” newspaper article, Evening Star (Washington, District of Columbia), 7 Nov 1929, p. 34, col. 3.
“Alfonso’s Cocktail Held Irresistible,” newspaper article, Evening Star (Washington, District of Columbia), 7 Nov 1929, p. 34, col. 3.
“Enjoy a Cocktail Party of Your Own, Alfonso Cocktail,“ Daily Telegraph and Morning Post (London, England), 115 Oct 1952, p. 5, col. 4.
“Enjoy a Cocktail Party of Your Own, Alfonso Cocktail,“ Daily Telegraph and Morning Post (London, England), 115 Oct 1952, p. 5, col. 4.

Interestingly, the first article found from 1929 states the cocktail contained Sherry, Curaçao, and an orange peel. The recipe in the latter article from 1952 matches the Swank Cocktail Guide version.

Alfonso Cocktail recipe

Alfonso Cocktail recipe
Alfonso Cocktail recipe

Place 1 lump sugar in Champagne glass, dash with bitters, add ice cube, 1/2 jigger Dubonnet, fill with Champagne. Add Lemon twist.

Ingredients used:

  • Dom Pérignon Champagne
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Dubonnet
  • Lemon twist
  • Sugar

Alfonso Cocktail review

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The Alfonso Cocktail is a refreshing Champagne cocktail that adds a bit of complexity to Champagne, Prosecco, or sparkling wine. Delicious!

Next up… Cocktail #7, American Beauty

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