QE-2 Cocktail
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Zaza Poster Serves: 1. Preparation time: 2 minutes.

• In a tumbler with ice, add the Gin and Dubonnet Wine. A dash of Orange Bitters is optional.
• Stir. Strain into a coup glass and serve.

QE-2 Cocktail

"Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary II (1926-2022) - This was her favorite before-dinner cocktail, so we call it the QE-2. Yes, she did drink! Some tribute the winemaker with the origin, calling it a Dubonnet Cocktail No. 1, in the 1850s. Others tribute the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel with it and it was very popular during the depression. They called it a Zaza, after a nineteenth century broadway play. Their version had more Gin than Wine (2:1) in the mix however.

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