Ante

Difford's Guide
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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Waterford Mixology Coupe Clear

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 2/3 fl oz Avallen Calvados
2/3 fl oz Dubonnet Red
1/3 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
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Review:

Medium-dry, spiritous aromatised apple with delicate grape/berry fruit and faint orange.

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

History:

The Ante notably features in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book with the following recipe:
"1 Dash Angostura Bitters
¼ Hercules
¼ Cointreau
½ Calvados or apple brandy
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
"

The Savoy recipe calls for Hercules, a sadly long since defunct product that vintage newspaper advertisements for the brand describe as being a "Maté-Wine Apéritif" with an "alcohol strength over 25°."

Our recipe (updated August 2020) reflects one we found back in 2006 on DrinkBoy.com which substitutes Dubonnet Red for Hercules.

Nutrition:

There are approximately 162 calories in one serving of Ante.

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