The Dunhill Gin Cocktail

The Dunhill cocktail
Photo by David Prince

Courtesy of George Hock, beverage director, i Trulli, New York City

This drink is adapted from an early 1900s classic that traditionally uses Sherry. Here, it showcases Vernaccia di Oristano, a white grape from the island of Sardinia that’s fortified and oxidized to yield a slightly savory sipper. The restaurant batches the cocktail in six-liter barrels, but the following recipe makes a single drink.

Four Simple Italian Wine Cocktails
Ingredients
  • Alpe Genepy Herbetet
  • 1 ounce London dry gin
  • 1 ounce Vernaccia di Oristano
  • 1 ounce Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
  • Lemon peel, for garnish
Directions

Spritz or rinse double Old Fashioned glass with genepy. In mixing glass filled with ice, stir remaining ingredients. Strain into prepared glass over large ice cube. Garnish with lemon peel.

Published on March 22, 2019
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net



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