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:
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.
- 1/2 English/seedless cucumber
- .25 oz Lime juice
- 2 oz Gin
- .75 oz Limoncello
- 4 oz Tonic water
- Lime slice (for garnish)
Add cucumber and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and muddle vigorously to break down cucumber
Add gin, limoncello and some ice to shaker and shake
Fill a rocks glass with ice, strain limoncello and gin over ice. Top with tonic water and garnish with lime