Queens Cocktail

Have you ever heard of the Queens Cocktail?? Well, let me talk a little bit about it since this is the cocktail recipe I am actually suggesting for you today!!

For those of you that are big time fans of the pineapple fruit, I have got quite some news! You are going to just love this drink! No pineapple pieces in it but it definitely has some pineapple juice! But let me elaborate on that!

You see, the Queens Cocktail is primarily coming from the Martini cocktail and by changing one of the ingredients of the Bronx Cocktail you will find it to be almost the same! How?? Remember how the Bronx had orange juice along with the gin, dry and sweet vermouth? Well, try exchanging the orange juice with some pineapple juice and you have your Queens Cocktail there!

Named after one of the five boroughs of New York City, along with the Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island, it is a refreshing cocktail that appeared at around 1930. If you take a look, you may even see it named as the Queen’s Cocktail rather than the Queens in The Savoy Cocktail Book, written by the famous bartender between 20’s and 30’s, Harry Craddock!

It is an interesting combination of the ingredients and though it has no garnish, the pineapple juice makes it a delicious drink, good for every time of year!

So, shall I introduce to the recipe already??


  • 180ml / 6 parts Gin
  • 90ml / 3 parts Dry Vermouth
  • 90ml / 3 parts Sweet Red Vermouth
  • 120ml / 4 parts Pineapple Juice


Fill a Cocktail Shaker with ice and pour the Gin, Sweet and Dry Vermouth and the pineapple juice into the shaker.  Shake for a bit and strain into a cocktail or a Martini glass. There! Your Queen’s Cocktail is ready to serve!

How about you take a look at how you can make a Queens Cocktail?

Try exchanging the orange juice with some pineapple juice and you have your Queens Cocktail there! Click To Tweet