Queen Elizabeth

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In the mid-1930s, herbal orange liqueur brand Bénédictine held a nationwide cocktail contest and printed this prize-winning recipe in magazine advertisements. Named after the creator’s wife—not the English monarch—this drink was so good it transcended the glossy pages and now has a place in the archive of classic cocktails. It’s a balance of sweet and sour with a touch of dryness from the vermouth, making it the perfect digestif.

Queen Elizabeth

Sweet, Sour



Step one

Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.

Step two

Shake until cold, and strain into a chilled coupe glass.

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