Queen Mother
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Queen Mother
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This cocktail was named after the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, as it was her favourite drink. Her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II is also a fan. This cocktail was named after the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, as it was her favourite drink. Her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II is also a fan.
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Dry gin
Garnish
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Lemon, orange
Alcohol content
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28.55% | 1.57 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Queen Mother

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with ice
Then pour into a chilled coupe glass
Garnish with an orange zest twist and a lemon zest twist and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Garnish  ·  Zest  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve the Queen Mother cocktail?

The Queen Mother cocktail, with its luxurious ingredients and sophisticated profile, is best served at formal gatherings or special occasions such as cocktail parties, celebratory dinners, or as an elegant pre-dinner drink.

FAQ

Can the Queen Mother cocktail be considered a strong drink?

Yes, the Queen Mother cocktail can be considered strong, primarily due to its alcohol content of 28.55%, and the inclusion of overproof rum, even if only a teaspoon. It's a potent drink, perfect for those who appreciate a stronger cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should I garnish the Queen Mother cocktail?

While the classic preparation doesn't specify garnishes, a citrus twist, such as orange or lemon, or a cherry could complement the flavors of the Dubonnet and gin nicely, adding an aromatic layer to the cocktail.

FAQ

Is there a specific type of gin recommended for the Queen Mother cocktail?

The recipe does not specify a type, but a dry gin is recommended for its clean, herbal qualities that balance well with the sweetness of the Dubonnet. However, choosing a high-quality, well-crafted gin that fits personal taste can further enhance the cocktail.

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What is Dubonnet, and why is it used in the Queen Mother cocktail?

Dubonnet is a sweet, wine-based aperitif with hints of herbs and spices. It's used in the Queen Mother cocktail to add depth, complexity, and a slight sweetness, balancing the dryness of the gin and the potency of the overproof rum, creating a harmonious and sophisticated drink.

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