L.A. Daily Mirror Retro Drinking Guide – The Queens Cocktail

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Joe Vogel asks if there was a Queens Cocktail. The answer is yes.

According to the Jamaica Long Island Daily Press, Jan. 24, 1935, the Queens Cocktail debuted at the Hotel Commodore in a toast to President Roosevelt. Via Fultonhistory.com.

(No word yet on the Staten Island Cocktail — and boy that sounds like a straight line).

And here is the recipe, from “The Wine Trail” by G. Selmer Fougner, the Jamaica Long Island Daily Press, Feb. 2 or 3, 1935, via Fultonhistory.com.  And yes, it’s a little hard to read. I actually cleaned it up a bit.

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Queens Cocktail

Meanwhile, we have this recipe for a Queens Cocktail from Winnie O’Conner. From the Long Island Daily Press, Feb. 2, 1937, via Fulton History.com.

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3 Responses to L.A. Daily Mirror Retro Drinking Guide – The Queens Cocktail

  1. Joe Vogel says:

    Oh, dear. I might be willing to try the citrus and brandy combo, but whiskey and melted chocolate ice cream? No, no, no.

    And it just occurred to me that Staten Island’s cocktail might have been called a Richmond cocktail, which I believe is the borough’s official name.

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  2. Well, there IS the JERSEY CITY Cocktail – which is made up from a Shot of Hague, a Dash of Kenny w/ a Twist of McCann

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  3. Well, there is also The JERSEY CITY Cocktail. It’s made from a Shot of Hague, a Twist of Kenny w/ a Dash of McCann. AMEN to those who know . . . 😀

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