Sam Horwitz's Classic Cocktail Compendium

(With photos)


Shake all of the ingredients with ice and double strain into a frozen cocktail glass. Do not garnish.

The Queens cocktail appears in the Savoy Cocktail Book as the “Queen’s Cocktail” (note the contraction). Perhaps it was named for the Queen, but the fact that it is the same drink as the Bronx with a single fruit juice substitution makes me believe this spelling is more likely the result of a typo or miscommunication.

As the Bronx and Queens cocktails pair off in similarity, while representing two New York City boroughs, so do the Manhattan and Brooklyn cocktails.

  1. Pineapples are less trivial to juice than citrus, so according to The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930), use “½ slice of crushed pineapple”.

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