Monday, July 25, 2022

queen elizabeth cocktail

1/2 Gin (2 oz Beefeater)
1/4 Cointreau (3/4 oz)
1/4 Lemon Juice (3/4 oz)
(1/4 oz Simple Syrup)
1 dash Absinthe (1/2 bsp or ~1/16 oz Kübler)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Mondays ago, I opened up my copy of the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book and landed upon the Queen Elizabeth Cocktail that was different from the aperitif-y Queen Elizabeth already on the blog. This one was more akin to a Chelsea Sidecar with absinthe or perhaps a Corpse Reviver #2 with extra gin instead of Lillet, so I was game. In the glass, the drink provided a pine, orange, and anise bouquet to the nose. Next, lemon and orange notes swirled on the sip, and the swallow came through with gin and anise-orange flavors. Overall, the lemon, orange, and absinthe flavors kept flip-flopping for dominance in the flavor profile which made each sip rather interesting.

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