Gypsy Queen Recipe

Vodka, Benedictine, Bitters
Photo for Aubrey Joy Schuster
One of the first signature vodka cocktails to emerge in the United States after prohibition, the Gypsy Queen originated at the opulent Russian Tea Room of New York City. Because of it's simplicity, this cocktail is a wonderful way to experience the richness of benedictine as its flavors are exposed by the cleanness of the vodka.

Gypsy Queen Ingredients

2 oz Vodka
1 oz Benedictine
Dash Angostura Bitters

How to make a Gypsy Queen

  1. Combine vodka, benedictine, and bitters in a mixing glass with ice and stir.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.