Duplex (Punt e Mes and Lillet)

2 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Punt e Mes
2 oz Lillet Blanc
2 ds Orange bitters
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)
Stir, strain, straight up, wine glass, garnish. Or build if ingredients are already chilled.
A variation on the Duplex, a 50:50 mix of sweet and dry vermouths.
From other users
  • Nice, light aperitif. Also good with soda on the rocks for an even lower alcohol drink. Good with Cocchi Americano, too. — ☆☆☆☆
  • could drink this all summer. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Made with Cocchi Americano. A little syrupy on the finish; I can see how a little soda or even citrus might ameliorate that. But this is easy to make and nice flavors. Dried fruit, metal, grapefruit. — ☆☆☆☆
  • refreshing like a Picon punch -- I'll fiddle with ingredients. I topped it with a short blast of soda water for texture, and a little astringency. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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<br />A pleasant drink, and

<br />The Duplex is an enjoyable drink, and its wonderful taste is in the simplicity of the drink itself. There are only two major ingredients, the Lillet Blanc and the Punt e Mes. Period. The other two ingredients may seem to play a somewhat minor role, but they are essential to the drink's pleasantness. The orange bitters (I used Fee Bros West Indies Orange Bitters, which has a somewhat more distinctive taste than the usual Regan's or Angostura Orange Bitters) and the lemon peel add additional flavors and more complexity to this drink. The Duplex can, in my opinion, be imbibed in a hot afternoon, or before dinner, or after dinner. It is a light, somewhat complex tasting, yet versatile drink.


refreshing and tasty like a

refreshing and tasty like a Picon punch -- I'll probably fiddle with ingredients. I topped it with a short blast of soda water for texture, and a little astringency.