Queen Elizabeth
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Queen Elizabeth
Cocktail recipe

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The Queen Elizabeth cocktail is a regal and sophisticated drink, befitting its noble name. This cocktail is a harmonious blend of the juniper-forward sharpness of gin with the sweet, botanical ... more The Queen Elizabeth cocktail is a regal and sophisticated drink, befitting its noble name. This cocktail is a harmonious blend of the juniper-forward sharpness of gin with the sweet, botanical notes of red vermouth and the herbaceous, complex flavor of DOM Benedictine. Served in an elegant cocktail glass, the Queen Elizabeth offers a refined balance of flavors with a depth that is both aromatic and intriguing, making it a choice for those who appreciate classic cocktails with a touch of historical grandeur.
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Gin
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35.76% | 3.04 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Queen Elizabeth

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients and ice cubes to a mixing glass and stir well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is DOM Benedictine, and how does it influence the flavor of the Queen Elizabeth cocktail?

DOM Benedictine is a herbal liqueur made from a blend of 27 different herbs and spices. Originating from France, it adds a complex, sweet, and slightly spicy flavor to the Queen Elizabeth cocktail, enhancing its depth and providing a unique taste profile. Its herbal notes complement the botanicals in the gin, while its sweetness balances the dryness of the red vermouth.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Queen Elizabeth cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Queen Elizabeth cocktail is stirred and not shaken to preserve the clear and smooth texture of the drink. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without introducing too much air, which could make the cocktail cloudy. This method maintains the delicate balance of flavors between the gin, red vermouth, and DOM Benedictine, ensuring a sophisticated and harmonious taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish is best suited for the Queen Elizabeth cocktail?

While the original recipe for the Queen Elizabeth cocktail doesn't specify a garnish, a lemon twist or an orange peel is often recommended. These citrus garnishes add a fresh aromatic quality to the cocktail, enhancing its overall taste and providing a visual appeal. The citrus oils also add a subtle complexity to the drink's flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Queen Elizabeth compare to a standard cocktail?

The alcohol content in the Queen Elizabeth cocktail is approximately 35.76%, which is slightly higher than the average for many classic cocktails. Standard cocktails typically range from 20% to 30% alcohol by volume (ABV), depending on the ingredients and proportions. The higher alcohol content in the Queen Elizabeth cocktail is due to the substantial amount of gin, making it a stronger choice.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasion is ideal for serving the Queen Elizabeth cocktail?

The Queen Elizabeth cocktail, with its elegant and sophisticated profile, is well-suited for formal events or special occasions. It's a perfect choice for a cocktail party, a celebratory dinner, or any event where a refined and classic drink is appreciated. Its complex flavor profile also makes it a great conversation starter among guests who enjoy exploring unique cocktails.

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