Perfect for those who want to enjoy the complexity of an alcohol-based cocktail without the alcohol, Lincoln’s Queen is both refreshing and balanced with the subtleties of fresh herbs and bitters.
- 2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1 oz simple syrup (recipe below)
- 1 oz club soda
- 2 dashes of orange bitters
- 2 sprigs of rosemary
- 1 grapefruit slice for garnish
- Ice cubes
Muddle 2 sprigs of rosemary in the bottom of a shaker. Add freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and orange bitters to the shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake for about 10 seconds. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes. Top up the glass with a splash club soda and stir gently. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a sprig of rosemary.
The combination of sweet and tart flavors from the grapefruit and simple syrup, balanced with the bitter notes from the orange bitters, creates a well-rounded and refreshing drink. The use of rosemary adds an herbal complexity that complements the other flavors. The carbonation from the club soda provides a lively mouthfeel, mimicking that of an alcohol-based cocktail.