Ante Cocktail Recipe


The Ante cocktail is an apple brandy-based crowd pleaser made with 2 other ingredients: Triple sec. and Dubonnet french Vermouth.The Ante cocktail notably features in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.


  • 50 ml/ 1 ⅔ oz. Calvados
  • 20 ml / ¾ oz. Dubonnet Red
  • 10 ml/ ⅓ oz. Triple sec.
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters


  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir until well-chilled.
  3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange zest twist.


  1. Calvados | USA | UK | Germany
  2. Dobonnet Red | USA | UK* | Germany
  3. Triple Sec. liqueur | USA | UK*| Germany*
  4. Angostura bitters | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  5. Glasses| USA* | UK* | Germany*

Dubonnet Cocktail Recipe


The Dubonnet Cocktail is the favorite drink of British Queen Elizabeth II, who mixes it with Gordon’s Gin and has it served with half a lemon wedge and two ice cubes. The ratio between Gin and Dubonnet is 1:2. INGREDIENTS 45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Dubonnet Red 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Gin METHOD Fill a […]

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Opera Cocktail Recipe

Opera Cocktail

The Opera cocktail is a mixture of gin, Dubonnet and maraschino liqueur. The Dobonnet smooths the gin while the maraschino makes it sweater. The Opera cocktail is one of those old classic cocktails that doesn’t get much attention these days. INGREDIENTS 60 ml/ 2 oz. Gin 60 ml/ 2 oz. Dubonnet Red 7,5 ml/ ¼ […]

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