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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.
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
Place 1 lump sugar in Champagne glass, dash with bitters, add ice cube, 1/2 jigger Dubonnet, fill with Champagne. Add Lemon twist.
- Dom Pérignon Champagne
- Angostura Bitters
- Lemon twist
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
Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days