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The Queen’s Cocktail

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How do you make a gin and tonic that's fit for a queen? You add a little nectar of the gods to it.

The Queen of England was coronated in 1953. Think about that. She's been the queen longer that most people you know have been alive. 

And do you think she lived that long, and with such vigor, by drinking your average gin and tonic?

No, no, no.

I think if you asked her, she'd attribute her longevity to this cocktail right here:

Limoncello Gin & Tonic
Limoncello Gin & Tonic

If you don't believe me, just ask her.

No access to the queen for Q&A?

Oh well, guess you'll have to take my word for it.

The Queen's Cocktail
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 1/2 English/seedless cucumber
  • .25 oz Lime juice
  • 2 oz Gin
  • .75 oz Limoncello
  • 4 oz Tonic water
  • Lime slice (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Add  cucumber and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and muddle vigorously to break down cucumber

  2. Add gin, limoncello and some ice to shaker and shake

  3. Fill a rocks glass with ice, strain limoncello and gin over ice. Top with tonic water and garnish with lime

 

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Limoncello Gin & Tonic

The Tommy Boy

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This one was almost named "Fat Guy in a Little Coat" but I thought that name was too long. It is funnier though.

This is a recipe for a modified Tom Collins (a Limoncello Collins) that you can consume when you are fully prepared to do so. By which I mean, you have some Collins glasses. Don't try drinking this out of a coffee mug. That's a disgrace to all that is good and holy. If you can score some copper straws, you get extra points. Plastic straws are an abomination. They all end up in the ocean and fish really don't need straws. 

This also turns a stodgy old drink into an ode to one of the all-time great comedic films. If you haven't seen Tommy Boy, there's a gaping hole in your cultural literacy that you need to plug ASAP with a visit to Netflix. 

Limoncello Tom Collins

You'll laugh 'til you cry and learn many useful phrases. Probably the greatest of these is that any time someone physically hurts themselves, you'll know that the proper response is "That's gonna leave a mark."

The Tommy Boy
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1.5 oz Limoncello
  • .75 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz Simple syrup
  • 2 oz Club soda
  • 1 Slice Lemon for garnish
Instructions
  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice, set aside in the freezer. 

  2. Combine gin, limoncello, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled

  3. Strain into the chilled Collins glass, garnish with lemon wheel

 

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Limoncello Tom Collins

Party Thyme Cocktail

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Out of all the drinks on this site, this one is the punniest, so I apologize if that offends you. Of course if you're that easily offended, you won't be following my blog for long, so...

This cocktail makes use of the huge piles of herbs growing in my garden. Herbs are by far the easiest plant you can grow in a garden. So I grow huge piles of them and declare myself a master gardener (never you mind the wilted tomato plants and mold-covered squash leaves). Sort of like how I throw four ingredients together and declare myself a master liqueur maker--how you behave in one area of life is how you behave in all of them I guess.

The Party Thyme - A Gin and Limoncello Cocktail from LimoncelloQuest

Now, despite having the appearance of lemonade and the presence of healthy veggies in the garnish this is a strong drink. That's where the "party" comes in. So don't have too many or you'll end up prancing through your garden wearing nothing but your party hat. Just...trust me on that one...

Party Thyme Cocktail
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 handful Fresh Thyme, stems & leaves
  • 2.5 oz Gin
  • 2 oz Limoncello
  • 2 oz Meyer lemon juice
  • Cucumber-flavored soda water
  • Meyer lemon wedges (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, place thyme stems and muddle (or crush with the back of a wooden spoon)

  2. Add gin, limoncello and lemon juice juice to a shaker with ice

  3. Shake vigorously

  4. Strain into a glass over ice, garnish with lemon slice and top with soda water

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The Party Thyme - A Gin and Limoncello Cocktail from LimoncelloQuest

The Downton Abbey

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Being a guy, I've never actually seen a whole episode of Downton Abbey. I've only walked through the living room on the way to the bathroom while it was on the TV. But in general, "actually knowing stuff" before you speak your mind isn't as popular as it used to be, so I went ahead and named this drink after the show. 

That decision was based on the presence of gin in the ingredients and the way the image below came out. With the fancy tablecloth, indiscernable-but-upscale-looking bottle in the background, and of course the mini-goblet--the whole thing just smacks of aristocracy.

The Downton Abbey - A Meyer Lemon and Limoncello Creme cocktail from LimoncelloQuest

This cocktail also contains Crema di Limoncello, or as we Yanks call it, Limoncello Cream. If you haven't yet used it, you'll find that it also somehow seems more refined than regular limoncello. Don't ask me how the addition of cow drippings achieves that feat, I can't explain it.

Here's a fun drinking game for Downton Abbey (and possibly the ONLY one in existence). Down one of these every time you hear the word "squiffy." 

The Downton Abbey
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 2.5 oz Gin
  • 1.25 oz Crema di Limoncello
  • 2 oz Meyer lemon juice
  • Coconut or cream-flavored soda water
  • Meyer lemon wedges (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Add gin, creme de limoncello and lemon juice juice to a cocktail shaker with ice

  2. Shake vigorously

  3. Strain into a glass over ice, garnish with meyer lemon slice and top with soda water

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The Downton Abbey - A Meyer Lemon and Limoncello Creme cocktail from LimoncelloQuest
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