London Queen
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London Queen
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The London Queen is a zesty and spirited cocktail that merges the tropical sweetness of peach schnapps with the citrus tang of orange juice, all the while anchored by the ... more The London Queen is a zesty and spirited cocktail that merges the tropical sweetness of peach schnapps with the citrus tang of orange juice, all the while anchored by the warm depth of gold rum. The inclusion of red vermouth adds a subtle herbal complexity. Typically served in a shot glass, this cocktail offers a quick, flavorful sip that's sure to entice fans of fruit-forward drinks with a playful punch. Its relatively straightforward mixture allows each ingredient to shine through, making the London Queen an easy-to-enjoy beverage for a variety of occasions.
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Peach Schnapps
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18.33% | 0.55 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a London Queen

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a third of a shot of gold rum, a third of a shot of orange juice, a third of a shot of peach schnapps and a dash of vermouth to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well
Strain into a shot glass and serve

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·  Dash  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the London Queen cocktail to ensure a well-mixed drink?

To properly shake a London Queen cocktail, first, fill a shaker with ice. Add the measured amounts of peach schnapps, orange juice, a dash of red vermouth, and gold rum into the shaker. Secure the shaker lid, then shake vigorously for about 10 to 15 seconds to chill and meld the flavors thoroughly. Strain the mixture into a shot glass to serve.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass to serve the London Queen cocktail in, and can it be substituted?

The ideal glass for serving the London Queen cocktail is a shot glass, as the cocktail's total volume is 30ml, perfectly fitting for a quick, potent drink. If a shot glass isn't available, a small tumbler or a similar-sized glass can be substituted, though this may alter the experience slightly.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can you substitute gold rum with another type of rum in the London Queen cocktail, and how would it affect the flavor?

Yes, you can substitute gold rum with another type of rum in the London Queen cocktail. Using a light or white rum will make the cocktail slightly lighter and milder in flavor, while a dark rum will impart richer, more molasses-like notes. Spiced rum could add a unique twist with its additional spices and sweetness. The choice affects the overall flavor profile, so select based on your preference for a lighter or more robust cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the London Queen cocktail compare to other popular cocktails?

The London Queen cocktail has an alcohol content of 18.33%, placing it on the lower end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a classic Margarita typically ranges from 20% to 30% alcohol by volume (ABV), while a Long Island Iced Tea might exceed 30% ABV. The London Queen's lower alcohol content makes it a milder choice, suitable for those preferring a lighter alcoholic option.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some creative additions or twists to the London Queen cocktail to personalize it?

To personalize the London Queen cocktail, consider adding a splash of sparkling water or soda to lighten it up and add fizz. Experimenting with different fruit juices, such as pineapple or grapefruit juice, can offer a new flavor profile. Adding a few drops of bitters or garnishing with a twist of lemon or orange peel can also introduce additional layers of taste. For those who enjoy herbal notes, muddling fresh basil or mint before shaking can provide a fresh, aromatic twist.

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