Dubonnet, Recipes with Herbal Summer Time Flavor

summer-timeIt’s the summer time, and summer time cocktails are always a great idea. First, if you’re into some wise-buy summertime cocktails, checkout’s Summer Time Roundup. You may also want to checkout some herbal summer recipes using Dubonnet. They’ve sent us some information and recipes on their summer time cocktail solution.

Herbal Remedies
Dubonnet’s Classic Taste Combines with Summer Herbs for Cocktails with Fresh Garden Flavor

New York, NY (June 9, 2009) – This summer, throwing a stylish party is all about going local.  So local that ingredients in the food and drink served grow in the same lawn (or rooftop or window box) where guests mix and mingle.  For delicious cocktails, nothing goes better with fresh herbs than the aromatic flavor of Dubonnet Rouge Aperitif Wine.  Thyme and mint are ideal – try some of the recipes below and you may well be inspired to plant a windowsill garden of your own.

Summer Thyme
1 oz. Dubonnet Rouge
2 oz. vodka
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
Squeeze of lemon juice
Salt and pepper

In a cocktail shaker, combine Dubonnet Rouge, vodka, one thyme sprig, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Shake vigorously with ice.  Pour into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with a lemon slice and second sprig of thyme.

Dubonnet Mint Julep
2 oz. Dubonnet Rouge
3 oz. bourbon
1 teaspoon sugar
Handful of mint

Muddle mint with sugar then add ice, Dubonnet Rouge and bourbon.  
Stir rapidly to mix.  Serve in a julep cup.
Dubonnet Rouge (750ml / 19% ABV) retails for a suggested price of $12.99 and is distributed by Heaven Hill Distilleries, Bardstown, KY. For more information and recipes, go to

About Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
Founded in 1934, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. ( is the nation’s largest independent, family-owned marketer and producer of distilled spirits products. Aging in its facilities is the second largest holding of Kentucky whiskey in the world. Heaven Hill’s diversified portfolio includes: The Christian Brothers Brandies; Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey; HPNOTIQ Liqueur; Whaler’s Rum; Burnett’s Gin and Vodka; Dubonnet Aperitif; PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur; Água Luca Brazilian Rum Cachaça; Scotch whiskies; Canadian whiskies; vodka; gins; rums; tequilas; cognacs; liqueurs; cordials; and dessert wines. Heaven Hill is based in Bardstown, KY.

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