Thursday, December 17, 2020

Princess Marina


This classy cocktail is named after the princess of Greece and Denmark who married England's Prince George in 1934 to become the Duchess of Kent. The drink combines Scandinavian and British spirits in a sort of homage. It is also imbued with sweet and bitter fruit flavors from apple brandy and orange spirits.

Light orange notes and citrus spices characterize this cocktail. It is rich and thick, with lots of wine and herbal traction from gin, Swedish punsch's clove and cardamon, and Dubonnet Rouge's bitter oranges. Despite that, there is a lightness with whiffs of citrus zest and sweet oranges in the triple sec. It is a royal treat and one I imagine few have had the pleasure of enjoying. 

  • 1 oz. dry gin (homemade used)
  • 1/2 oz. calvados (Laird's Applejack 86 used)
  • 1/2 oz. Dubonnet Rouge
  • 1/2 oz. Swedish punsch (homemade used)
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec
  • orange zest twist
Combine liquid ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist the orange zest over the glass and drop it in.

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