This lovely concoction is inspired from a cocktail I had in Queens, New York this year. It was so yummy, I made everyone in my party have a sip. And then they all ordered one. Of course, I had to make a variation to enjoy in the leisure of my own house. It has now become a family favorite. At every holiday and get-together, we make sure we are stocked with all the essentials. We usually run out.
The gin has the smooth taste of juniper, cucumber, and rose petals. The St. Germain is a sweet elderflower liquor, with the scent of citrus and tropical fruit. The lemon adds a spark of freshness. It is sublime. It tastes pure. Not too sweet, not too dry. Just right.
Forewarning- these go down easily. Very easily. One brings on happiness. Two makes you want to dance. Three makes you ramble excessively to strangers. Four- let’s not discuss, shall we. So, it goes without saying that this is the perfect party drink! Everyone will have a smashing time, evidenced below.
If you’re serving these for a party, it’s super simple to make in a pitcher. Just keep the ratios the same.
The Queen’s Tipple
- 2 oz Hendrick’s Gin
- 1 oz St Germain (elderflower liquor)
- juice of 1/6 lemon
- splash of club soda
- Fill a lo ball glass with ice
- Add Hendrick’s Gin, St Germain, lemon juice, and club soda
- Stir with a bar spoon.
- Serve and bring on the fun