Cinquecento Cocktail

Cinquecento Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

Developed by Fredo Ceraso, this vodka-based cocktail is a well-balanced and interesting combination of contrasting flavors.

Recipe originally appeared on, photo by Randy Hanson.


  • 1-1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 barspoon Bénédictine
  • 1 barspoon Campari
  • 3/4 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Grapefruit zest twist


  1. Pre-chill a cocktail glass by placing it into the freezer for 5 minutes.
  2. Place all of the ingredients, except for the grapefruit twist, into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Vigorously shake the mixture for 35 seconds and then strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish the drink with the grapefruit zest twist and then serve immediately.

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Comments on "Cinquecento Cocktail"

Fredo Ceraso July 20, 2012 | 12:45 PM

The proportions are not correct - it is 1/2 oz Campri and 1/2 oz Benedictine, not a barspoon of each.