Queen Elizabeth Cocktail.
1 Dash Absinthe. (Absinthe Verte de Fougerolles)
1/4 Lemon Juice. (1/2 oz Lemon Juice)
1/4 Cointreau. (1/2 oz Cointreau)
1/2 Dry Gin. (1 oz Plymouth Gin)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
The first of two cocktails called the “Queen Elizabeth Cocktail,”I was really kind of hoping this would be a super tasty variation on the White Lady Cocktail. Unfortunately, it takes the simple elegance of that drink and muddies it with Absinthe. And while I think Anise and Orange are often nice flavor combinations, they just don’t work for me here.
If you are really hot and bothered about making the Queen Elizabeth Cocktail, maybe you are a white collared Elizabethan at heart, I might suggest adding an egg white and then simply dotting small drops of absinthe on the top of the drink. Or if you stick with the egg white free version, maybe just rinse the glass with absinthe.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.