Monday, July 22, 2013

queen elizabeth cocktail

1/2 Dry Vermouth (1 1/2 oz Dolin Dry)
1/4 Bénédictine (3/4 oz)
1/4 Lime Juice (3/4 oz)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
After returning home from Steel & Rye, I was in the mood for a light nightcap to quench the night's warm air. In my 1940 edition of The How and When by Hyman Gale and Gerald F. Marco, I spotted the Queen Elizabeth Cocktail which reminded me of the Board of Directors with its dry vermouth base. Once mixed, it offered a lime and herbal aroma that led into a lime- and wine-flavored sip. Next, the herbalness of the Bénédictine filled the swallow that ended with a lime finish. Overall, the Queen Elizabeth was nice and cleansing and perfect for the hot evening.

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