Jubilee Cocktail

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 · gaz's Cocktail Book

Created by gaz regan for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the Occasion of Her Diamond Jubilee, June 5, 2012

“I admit that I originally put these ingredients together to create a drink that looked Royal, but I think you’re going to be amazed when you see how well the elderflower, violette, and goldwasser play together.  They create an incredibly complex backdrop without letting your attention stray too very far from the gin.  The Queen Mother would have approved, I think.” gaz regan60 ml (2 oz) London Dry Gin*

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Belvoir elderflower organic cordial**

15 ml (.5 oz) Rothman and Winter Crème de Violette***

15 ml (.5 oz) Danziger Goldwasser****

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled champagne coupe.  The gold flakes in the goldwasser serve as the garnish.

*Beefeater and Tanqueraygins are both highly recommended for this drink.  They are both superb examples of London Dry Gins–Gins fit for a Queen, no less–and both companies hire me on a very regular basis . . .  (I should add that G’Vine Nouaison Gin works well here, too, and the good folk at G’Vine also help pay my rent, but it’s not a London Dry bottling (though it’s a superb Distilled Gin), so I can’t mention it here . . .)
**It’s British, it’s organic, and it’s delicious.

***Yes, it’s Austrian but it’s so darned good and we needed that Royal Purple Hue for this drink

****And this one’s German, but so is the British Royal Family if you look back far enough (not too far, really), and I needed those spectacular gold flakes as a “crown” of sorts.

Congratulations, Your Royal Highness!

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