After much ado (including a postponement, a recasting of the votes, and a rules change), Tales of the Cocktail announced their 2020 Spirited Awards winners today.
- Base Spirit Gin
- Preparation Shaken
- Flavor Boozy
- Served Up
The Queens is believed to have first appeared in Harry Craddock’s seminal 1930 publication the Savoy Cocktail Book. While the specs are clearly a riff on the Brooklyn, Craddock lists the drink as the “Queen’s” with an apostrophe, as in Her Royal Majesty. However, the drink was quickly embraced by New Yorkers as their own–like pizza.
- Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Double strain into a martini glass.