The Dubonnet Cocktail is said to be the favorite of Queen Elizabeth II, although her mother preferred the drink served on the rocks. Originally an un-garnished cocktail from the 1930’s, today the Dubonnet Cocktail is often served with a twist of lemon (sometimes an orange peel). The cocktail is also known as a Zaza in certain circles.

1 1/2 oz gin

3/4 oz Dubonnet Rouge

Lemon twist for garnish

Shake with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist.

God Save the Queen…

(Originally posted on Facebook: June 16, 2011)