Drink Recipe – The Queens Cocktail

More refreshing drinks from a super-hot Coastal Empire summer when we all had colds! From August 24, 2012, from New Amsterdam’s Facebook page. I can’t find the recipe online now, though, or I’d link to it.

 

The Queens Cocktail

2 ounces vodka or gin

4 sprigs cilantro

2 1/2 ounces pineapple juice

2 pinches ground ginger

1/2 oz lime juice

Muddle cilantro (or basil) until juicy, add all other ingredients, shake hard with ice, strain into a martini glass and garnish with a pineapple chunk and cilantro.

I used vodka, and I used 1 1/2 ounces of it (New Amsterdam’s recipes tend to be a little heavy on the alcohol, which can be fun but can mess with the flavor of a drink). I had purchased cilantro that I had intended to use, but when I pulled it out to use it it had gone bad. So we used fresh basil from the backyard. And we COULD have used martini glasses, but had already had a couple drinks that night and didn’t want to create more dishes, so we used the glasses we already had.

This initially felt good since we were all a little congested, but it was a lot of strong flavors and the ginger (we think) started to burn on sore throats. We added a little more pineapple juice, but club soda or sprite might’ve been good, too.

Maybe I’ll have to try it again in the future with the cilantro and some gin. Cheers!

the-queens-cocktail

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