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quinquina

Type

Wines used in mixed drinks

Also known as

Kina

Description

Generic for sweetened fortified aperitif wines containing quinine (thus "quinquina") and spices. The major brands are: Byrrh, Dubonnet, Lillet, and St. Raphael. The quinine is the bitter constituent which promotes production of digestive enzymes and, therefore, appetite.

Flavor

quinine

Availability

Generally available. Produced and sold in France. Distributed world-wide. Available for on-line ordering in some markets.

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 4 recipes in CocktailDB.
picturePat's Special
picturePhilomel Cocktail
pictureQuinquina Cocktail
pictureSpring Cocktail

Museum of the American Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail 2006
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