Nothing says 2012 like celebrating royalty, and as an Englishman, this is something that I can really get behind.  It’s QE2’s diamond jubilee this year… 50 years as the monarch of all the empire.  Of course, the empire isn’t what it used to be, after we kicked out the Americans, let the convicts in Australia go free and gave most of the worlds natural resources over to Canada.  We do however have those Falkland Islands.  Suck it Argentina!

So tonight we raise our glasses, pinky fingers extended and snooty voice intact, with Price George’s Cocktail.

  • 3 ounces white rum (Bacardi – none of that generic stuff for us royals)
  • 2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier (it is grand…)
  • 4 teaspoons of lime juice
  • lemon twist (optional)

Gentley insert each ingredient into a vessel worthy of monarch, filled with ice made of water that was withheld from the peasants, and shake as if the empire depended on it.  Serve into your finest crystal martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Dave’s Thoughts:

  • Old George was not a modern sophisticated type, only classic contents in this glass.
  • Basically a high-class Daiquiri, but not at all too sweet.
  • The complexity of the Grand Marnier laces the aftertaste, but the initial taste is all Caribbean cocktail.

Tastings Notes:

  • Dave’s Rating: 8/10
  • Strength: 8/10
  • Sweetness: 5/10
  • Rule Britannia…