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Gypsy Queen

Gypsy Queen cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

One of the earliest vodka cocktail recipes created in the U.S., this simple tipple dates back to 1938.


  • 2 ounces Russian Standard vodka
  • 1 ounce Benedictine
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: 1 lemon twist, thinly cut


  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with cracked ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Twist a swath of thin-cut lemon peel over the top to express the oils and discard.