Fall Cocktail: Gypsy Queen

One of the earliest vodka-cocktail recipes created in the US, this simple tipple dates back to the 1930s. The Gypsy Queen is one of my go-to cocktails for fall. This cocktail is the perfect blend of the sweet yet herbal flavours of Benedictine cut with the neutrality of a good vodka ( I use to Belvedere). It is herbal yet refreshing – always makes me think of fall. Here is my recipe.


  • 2 oz / 60 ml Belvedere Vodka
  • 1 oz / 30 ml Benedictine
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a per-chilled coupe glass.
  3. No garnish.
  4. Enjoy.
  5. Repeat.

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