Zaza

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Discerning Drinkers (19 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE (or stir) all ingredients with ice and strain fine into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
2 fl oz Dubonnet/French rouge aromatised wine
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AKA:

Dubbonet Cocktail

Review:

Zaza is a diminutive of Isabela. However, other than the simplicity of its ingredients, there is nothing diminutive about this classic cocktail.

Variant:

If stirred this becomes a Dubonnet Cocktail No.1 or, substitute sloe gin or fino sherry in place of gin.

History:

It is named after a French play that was a hit around the verge of the 20th century and was followed by opera and film versions, the Zaza Cocktail appears in Hon. William "Cocktail Bill" Boothby's 1908 The World's Drinks And How To Mix Them.

ZAZA COCKTAIL.
(French.)
Half Dubonnet and half dry English gin, cooled well and served in a vermouth or cocktail-glass, is known as a Zaza Cocktail in all French cafés.

Hon. William Boothby, The World's Drinks And How To Mix Them, 1908

The Zaza also notably appears in Harry Craddock's influential 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

ZAZA COCKTAIL.
½ Dubonnet.
½ Dry Gin.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of Zaza contains 146 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 21.15% alc./vol. (42.3° proof)
  • 22.2 grams of pure alcohol
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