Alfonso (Special)

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

5/6 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
5/6 fl oz Grand Marnier or other cognac orange liqueur
1/2 fl oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry
1/4 fl oz Martini Rosso sweet vermouth
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
1/3 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

Dry yet slightly sweet with hints of orange, gin and warm spice.

History:

A vintage cocktail of unknown origin that features in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book, William "Cocktail Bill" Boothby's posthumously published 1934 World's Drinks And How To Mix Them; and Victor J. Bergeron's 1972 Trader Vic's Bartender's Guide Revised.

ALFONSO (SPECIAL) COCKTAIL.
1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
4 Dashes Italian Vermouth.
¼ Dry Gin.
¼ French Vermouth.
½ Grand Marnier.
Shake well and strain into chilled cocktail.

Harry Craddock, 1930

ALFONSO
Grand Marnier . . . . . ½ jigger
Gin . . > > >. . . . . . . . ¼ jigger
Fr. Vermouth . . . . . . ¼ jigger
Bitters . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 drops
Shake well with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass and serve.

William Boothby, 1934

ALFONSO COCKTAIL
½ ounce gin
1 ounce Grand Marnier liqueur
½ ounce French vermouth
4 dashes Italian vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters
Shake with ice cubes. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Victor Bergeron, 1972

Martini cocktail history and its evolution

Nutrition:

One serving of Alfonso (Special) contains 143 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 25.34% alc./vol. (50.68° proof)
  • 21.1 grams of pure alcohol
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