Ginuary 13th: the Dunniette.

It’s Friday evening, and I’m tired. I want something quick and easy, and I want something with St-Germain in it, because I gave in and bought myself a Summer Soirée gift set (it was actually cheaper than buying a 750ml bottle on its own, which seems a bit ridiculous).


  • 45ml gin
  • 15ml St-Germain
  • 15ml Aperol
  • 15ml lemon juice


Shake all ingredients with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Ginuary 13th: Duniette.

The beautiful thing about the internet is that I right now, I can link you to the blog post that revealed this cocktail to the world. It’s right here. Created in 2007 by Paul Clarke, some rad dude in Seattle, the drink got its name from the title of the blog post – “This one been done yet?” = done yet = Dunniette. Lazy, lazy genius. Cheers to you, Paul Clarke. (Dear Clarkes of the world, that “e” is redundant.)


I’m a bit embarrassed about how much I love the St-Germain bottle, but one of my friends also lost his mind over it last night when he was here, and that made me feel a bit better. I also thought I’d try out the Plymouth with this combination. Smart, or the smartest? Actually I think in the end it was a bad decision and a London Dry would have been a better choice. Keep reading.

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When I was drinking my first one of these, trying to work out the flavour, I actually went back and had a bit of each alcohol on its own to try to understand what was going on.

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The interesting thing about the Dunniette is that it kind of tastes like it could be just gin and grapefruit juice… really alcoholic grapefruit juice. The way the Aperol plays off the St-Germain is a bit like playing Fruit Ninja arcade mode. SLICE ALL OF THE FRUITS!

a few more mls and it would have spilled over

It wasn’t quite as tart as a freshly-squeezed grapefruit, and I think that was the most pleasant thing for me. I enjoy grapefruit juice in a cocktail but I really don’t enjoy the aftertaste, which I tend to describe as “butts”.

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If you haven’t already guessed, I’ve actually had two of these tonight (and a bit more considering my sampling each solo alcohol too) and may be a bit tipsy. Don’t even worry about it. It’s Friday night. I’m actually going to go have a third, because it’s Friday night. In my second Dunniette of the evening I tried Tanqueray, which I think was a bit better suited? I don’t think the Plymouth had enough oomph in combination with the Aperol and St-Germain. What will number three be? Because it’s Friday night.


Such a sober question. Bring on the weekend. Cheers, dear readers!