Queens Road Cocktail
by HYGGE Brasserie and Bar, Hamburg, DE

<<This version of the famous Queens Road Cocktail at HYGGE Hamburg uses a lime peel to give some more fresh oily lime flavors. It's a well-rich-flavored summer cocktail. The Aromatic Bitter is closing the gap between all those different ingredients. For the Caribbean touch, we like to use Pineapple Rum.>>


Amount Unit Product Category
50 ml Plantation Pineapple Rum Pineapple Rum
20 ml Mr. Ingwer Ginger Liqueur
20 ml Orange Juice citrus juice
15 ml Honey Syrup honey
1 whole Lime citrus fruit
1 dash The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitter Aromatic Bitters

Garnish :

Amount Name Position/How to....
1 orange zest Press the oils out of the orange peel by squeezing the zest over the serving glass. Finish by dropping the peel into the glass.
1 mint sprigs Place the sprig inside the glass.


TECHNIQUE: shake / strain

  1. Add all ingredients into the shaker.
  2. Add ice cubes into the shaker
  3. Shake for about 20 seconds.
  4. Strain into the prepared old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes.

Detailed Recipe Instructions

  1. Prepare your bottle setup.
  2. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  3. Chill the serving glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes. Or place it in a fridge or freezer.
  4. Prepare your garnish.
  5. Add all ingredients into the shaker.
  6. Add ice cubes.
  7. Shake for about 20 seconds.
  8. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  9. Add ice cubes to the serving glass.
  10. Strain into the serving glass.
  11. Add your garnish.
  12. Clean up your working station.

Mixing Tips

  • Start with the cheapest ingredients (the syrup) first.
  • Try to use cold liquids to mix the drink. It will give you more control over the dilution.
  • Glassware
  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable. Your used ice will melt slower, and the taste will stay longer.
  • Non Alcoholic Ingredients
  • To use pure honey might now always be a got decision. It's not that easy to dilute it in a cold drink. You can better use honey syrup. Mix honey and warm water with equal weight. Stir until everything is dissolved. Then keep refrigerated.
  • Garnish
  • Always use fresh herbs for the garnish.
  • Be careful and confident if you want to zest a citrus fruit with a zest peeler!

Mise en Place


ice cubes for shaking
ice cubes for the serving glass

1x orange zest
1x mint sprigs
Bar Equipment

Zest Peeler
Tin Tin Shaker
Hawthorne Strainer

Editor Recipe Notes

We were looking for some good recipes that are made with Ginger Liqueur. We got a producer from Hamburg who was producing his liqueur just some miles away from us. He approached us, we tasted the liqueur, and we made some drinks with it.
The Queens Road Cocktail was an adaption from a Newspaper Article about the famous cocktail bar “Le Lion” in Hamburg.
There were 10 drinks published, and we thought we would try them.

We made our own version, which became a delicate drink with subtle flavors.

Essential Infos

Queens Road Cocktail




Ingredients by Category
Pineapple Rum
Ginger Liqueur
citrus juice
citrus fruit
Aromatic Bitters
Bar Technique

shiny yellow


orange zest
mint sprigs

Flavour and Texture








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