San Raphael cocktail recipe?
I was reading James Salter's novel "Light Years", and he kept referring to a cocktail called a "San Raphael" - is it based on Saint Raphael? I saw a few references to this on French mixology sites, but as an ingredient in other cocktails. Is Saint Raphael a wine-based aperitif? Thanks for any information or recipes.
St. Raphael is an affordable wine-based aperitif similar to Dubonnet Rouge. It is made in France and fortified to 16%ABV. It can be used in cocktails where one might use sweet vermouth, Dubonnet, or another sweet, spicy aromatized / fortified wine. I had it in Montreal; I don't think it is available in the US. It was quite widely available in bars and in the one store I looked in.
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