From its origins with the French Foreign Legion to the legions of modern mixologists still using it today Dubonnet Rouge Aperitif Wine has been a staple on the cocktail landscape since its introduction in 1846. Created by Parisian chemist / wine merchant Joseph Dubonnet as a means to make quinine more palatable for the soldiers battling malaria in North Africa Dubonnet's mix of fortified wine a proprietary blend of herbs spices and peels and the medicinal quinine is a recipe that has earned it legendary status in the world of sophisticated drinks.
A rich red colour, it is a blend of fortified wine with herbs and spices. Can be drunk on its own or with lemonade or soda for a longer drink.
Inspiring mixologists through the ages, Dubonnet earned its own eponymous cocktail - made from equal parts Dubonnet and dry gin, topped off with a splash of orange bitters and a twist of lemon. Give it a go!