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Dubonnet Fizz, Swank Cocktail #33

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Dubonnet Fizz cocktail
Dubonnet Fizz cocktail

The Dubonnet Fizz is cocktail number 33 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.

Dubonnet Fizz cocktail history

Sir Joseph Dubonnet, a Parisian wine merchant and chemist, created Dubonnet in 1846 in response to a French military’s contest to create a drink containing quinine to be used in an effort to fight malaria within the French Foreign Legion stationed in North Africa

Dubonnet is made with red wine, herbs, spices, and the bark of the cinchona tree, which contains quinine, and sugar.

By the 1930s, Dubonnet was being combined with cherry liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice, and soda to create a Dubonnet Fizz, making, as the Dubonnet advertisement states, “the great French appetizer.”

Vintage Dubonnet poster
Vintage Dubonnet poster
"Dubonnet Fizz," newspaper article, The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), 14 Sept 1934, p. 2, col. 4.
“Dubonnet Fizz,” newspaper advertisement The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), 14 Sept 1934, p. 2, col. 4.

Dubonnet Fizz cocktail recipe

Dubonnet Fizz cocktail recipe
Dubonnet Fizz cocktail recipe

2 jiggers Dubonnet, 1 teaspoon Cherry Brandy, juice of 1/2 Orange and 1/4 Lemon. Shake well with ice and strain into glass. Fill with Soda.

Ingredients used:

  • Dubonnet
  • Hiram Walker Cherry Brandy
  • Fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • SodaStream carbonated water

Dubonnet Fizz cocktail review

Our ratings (1-5 🍸)

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While most Dubonnet Fizz recipes call for the beverage served in a highball glass over ice, the majority of the Swank recipes are shaken and strained, and it seems odd to serve a highball without ice, so we went with a martini glass. Regardless of the glass type, this is one tasty cocktail.

Next up… Cocktail # 34, Earthquake cocktail

Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days

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