The Queen’s Cousin is a cocktail in the upper class. Not because its associated with the king of cocktails (either the Martini or the Manhattan depending on who you ask), but because its a member of the Royal Family. Other British Royalty inspired drink recipes include the Duchess, Little Princess, King Kenneth, Prince of Wales (another champagne cocktail with rye whiskey instead of vodka) and Queen Elizabeth among others.
Queen’s Cousin Drink Recipe:
- 1 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1 tsp Triple Sec
- 3-4 oz champagne or sparkling wine
- 1-2 dashes aromatic bitters
Combine the vodka, both of the orange liqueurs (Grand Marnier and Triple Sec) and the freshly squeezed lime juice in a flute. Gradually pour in the chilled champagne or sparkling wine of choice to top off the glass. Add one or two dashes of aromatic bitters to complete the Queens Cousin. A grand drink fit for royalty.
More Champagne Cocktails:
- Airmail - you can’t (over) throw a party with this drink. The rum, lime juice and honey recipe is right on target.
- American Rose - a peach of a potation with brandy, licorice liqueur and grenadine (pomegranate syrup).
- (Ball) Diamond Fizz - worked its way into the ballpark inspired baseball themed cocktails with a little seventh inning stretch of the imagination.
- Chin Chin - a phrase synonymous to cheers used at formal parties in the United Kingdom when you want to toast the Queen’s Cousin or any other member of Royal Family for that matter. Also a scotch drink with honey, apple juice and a splash of Brut champagne.
- Pear Tree - with a partridge in a first day of Christmas drink recipe.
- Visual Drink Recipes - poster graphically charts 15 different champagne cocktails and their ingredient ratios.
- Valencia #2 - orange you glad you know how to make this brunch cocktail with apricot brandy?
The Queen’s Cousin may be royalty, but this champagne cocktail’s nearest relative may be the Niagara Falls drink which also contains vodka and orange liqueur.