The Agavoni Cocktail was founded in The Essential Bartender`s Guide by Robert Hess. Hess specify that this cocktail was created by Bastian Heuser for Mixology Magazine, Berlin, Germany. Actually the Agavoni is Negroni with a tequila blanco instead of gin and with two dashes of orange bitters and grapefruit zest instead traditional orange wheel.

The Agavoni Cocktail in crystal Delmonico glass (Коктейль Агавони в хрустальном бокале)


25 ml silver tequila
25 ml Campari
25 ml sweet vermouth
2 dashes orange bitter
Pour all ingredients into ice-filled Delmonico glass and stir to chill and mix. Garnish with a twist of grapefruit.

For my Agavoni I use tequila Corralejo blanco 100% de agave and Cinzano rosso. Also I use Angostura orange bitter and garnish cocktail with lemon peel.

The Agavoni is simple but excelent cocktail. It has bright sweet and bitter taste with great palate of fruit tequila notes, smooth vermouth botanicals and crisp Campari bitternes. This cocktail also has interesting citrus – lemon and orange – notes. It is admirable cocktail!

Old Pal

This cocktail has so familiar name but great composition. The Old Pal Cocktail recipe was found on the CocktailDB. Some times ago I found this cocktail in one of my favorite cocktail book – Cocktail and Mixed Drinks by Anthony Hogg. But Hogg specified rye instead Canadian Club.

The Old Pal Cocktail (Коктейль Старый Друг)

Old Pal

25 ml Canadian Club
25 ml dry vermouth
25 ml Campari
Stir. Cocktail glass.

The Old Pal Cocktail is great drink with piquant and complex bitter palate. It is great aperitive and very interesting cocktail.

Lucien Gaudin Cocktail

The Lucien Gaudin Cocktail is a key cocktail for my blogging. Some years ago, this cocktail was found on Slakethirst (now defunct) and I was really fascinated by it.

The Lucien Gaudin is an interesting cocktail which consists of four components – gin (as main alcohol), vermouth (deluent), Cointreau (sweetener) and Campari (which brings piquant taste).

The Lucien Gaudin Cocktail |

Lucien Gaudin Cocktail

30 ml gin
15 ml vermouth dry
15 ml Cointreau
15 ml Campari
Stir. Cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

The Lucien Gaudin Cocktail is an awesome drink with a compose bitter-sweet palate. It is a great aperetive.

P.S. Actually, The Lucien Gaudin Cocktail is so popular in the mixosphere – it was written by drohnenton (russian), anonimous с (Slakethirst), Robert Hess (DrinkBoy) for The Spirit World, Rick Stutz (Kaiser Pinguin), Paul Clarke (Cocktail Cronicles) for Serious Eats, Chuck Taggart (Looka!), Jessica (сocktail virgin slut). Not bad! It is like a great MxMo roundup :)