How to Make the Romeo y Julieta Cocktail

We learn the steps to this cigar-inspired cocktail
campari and vermouth cocktail
Ali Rosen

Romeo y Julieta cocktail

Cigars aren't for everyone. But the essence of a cigar can go a long way in a cocktail, even for those who don't count themselves as fans of the real deal.

We recently learned the steps to the Romeo y Julieta cocktail from Please Don't Tell's Jeff Bell, which is inspired by the cigar of the same name. The cocktail incorporates Aftel Tobacco Essence to give an earthy undertone to an otherwise delicious cocktail. It's a good way to get the essence of a Havana night without having to actually smoke a cigar!

To make sure you see every step and get tips along the way, watch the video above. You can also follow the full recipe below:

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Romeo y Julieta
1/2 ounce Campari
2 ounces aged rum
1/2 ounce Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
Stir all ingredients together with ice and then strain into a chilled coupe rinsed with 4 spritzes of Aftel Tobacco Essence. Serve immediately.