The Dubonnet Cocktail is said to be the favorite of Queen Elizabeth II, although her mother preferred the drink served on the rocks. Originally an un-garnished cocktail from the 1930’s, today the Dubonnet Cocktail is often served with a twist of lemon (sometimes an orange peel). The cocktail is also known as a Zaza in certain circles.
1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz Dubonnet Rouge
Lemon twist for garnish
Shake with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist.
God Save the Queen…
(Originally posted on Facebook: June 16, 2011)