Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Bob Danby Cocktail

Source:  Recipes for Mixed Drinks page:  9
1 jigger Dubonnet

Ingredient: Dubonnet

What it is:  Fortified wine

Dubonnet is a wine-based aperitif similar to Buckfast Tonic Wine. It is a blend of fortified wine, herbs, spices and quinine, with fermentation being stopped by the addition of alcohol. Dubonnet was first sold in 1846 by Joseph Dubonnet, in response to a competition run by the French authorities to find a way of persuading French Foreign Legionnaires in North Africa to drink quinine.

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1/2 jigger brandy

Ingredient: brandy

What it is:  Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.

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Shake well in a mixing glass with cracked ice, strain into cocktail glass and serve.