Thursday, May 14, 2015

Queen Elizabeth/ QE Wine/ Annabelle Special

This is three or more drinks with basically the same ingredients. What I found was that even when I looked up the recipe under a specific name, the recipe itself had a lot of room to negotiate proportions and even ingredients. It is a Queen Elizabeth if it is just gin and Benedictine: but add vermouth and lemon juice and it is the Queen Elizabeth Wine; which, it just so happens, is the the same recipe for the Annebelle Special from Annebelle's in London.

Here's how to do approximately all of the recipes at once:
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth (For QE Wine and Annebelle Special. I used Chardonnay because...well, I felt like it.)
  • 2 oz. Benedictine (but only 1 oz. if you add gin.)
  • 1 oz. gin (for Queen Elizabeth only.)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice or lime juice, because I've seen it both ways. (For QE Wine and Annebelle Special)
  • lemon twist 
Combine all ingredients except lemon twist in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist.

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