Alphonso Cocktail

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 1 cube of Sugar
  • Angostura Bitters
  • 1 ounce Red Dubonnet
  • Champagne
  • Lemon Peel (Garnish)

Place the bitters-soaked sugar cube in a white wineglass with a couple of ice cubes. Add Dubonnet and fill with Champagne or other Sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon peel.

This cocktail was served at the Deauville Resort in Normandy around 1920. The original recipe called for Secrestat Bitters, no longer produced.