"The farthest Buddy Willard ever went was buying us a bottle of Dubonnet"


The famous advertising slogan for Dubonnet
Public DomainThe famous advertising slogan for Dubonnet - Credit: Félix Potuit

Dubonnet is a wine-based aperitif, fortified with herbs, spices, and quinine, which originated in France.

It was created originally as a novel way of getting members of the French Foreign Legion to ingest quinine, a defence against malaria.

As the text suggests, it was considered quite a sophisticated drink in the 1950's and 60's. In later years its popularity declined, although it has recently undergone something of a retro revival.

It is a key ingredient in many cocktails.

Find some Dubonnet cocktail recipes here