Queens Road Cocktail

This version of the famous Queens Road Cocktail 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.

Source: The recipe is a riff on an existing recipe with different ingredients.


  • 50 ml
    Plantation Rum Pineapple Stiggins Fancy (Rum)
  • 20 ml
    Mr. Ingwer (Liqueurs)
  • 20 ml
    lemon juice fresh (lemon juice)
  • 15 ml
    honey syrup rich (2:1) homemade (honey syrup)
  • 1 whole
    lime (Fruits and Vegetables)
  • 1 dash
    the bitter truth aromatic bitter (Aromatic Bitters)
how to mix:
Combine all ingredients into the shaker. Shake for about 15 seconds. Shake until chilled and strain into a serving glass filled with ice. Add your garnish.
1x orange twist
1x mint sprigs
Press the oils out of the citrus peel by squeezing the zest over the serving glass. Drop the garnish into the drink.
Place the sprig inside the glass.
A shiny orange cocktail served in a rocks glass with an orange peel and mint as a garnish.
Image: original
Timo Wessels
Rights: Creator
Copyright: Copyright

beverage details


bar technique:
Shake, Strain, Zest a Fruit
cocktail shaker, hawthorne strainer, zest peeler
mint sprigs, orange twist


Punch, Strong, Summer
After-Dinner Delights, Date Night, Garden Party

aroma chart

  • Fruity
  • Alc. Strength
  • Sour
  • Finish
  • Sweetness
Almond, Lime, Orange, Pineapple
clean, finesse, fresh

detailed mixing instructions

  1. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  2. Prepare your bottle setup.
  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 into the shaker
  7. Dry 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.
  10. Strain into the serving glass.
  11. Add your garnish.
  12. Clean up your working station.

mixing tips


  • 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

  • Try to use cold liquids to mix the drink.


  • Use a Honey Syrup instead of pure Honey. It's disolving better in the drink.

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.

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