Queen's Peach champagne cocktail

Queen’s Peach

Long live the queen and God keep the country

For toasting to the queen’s speech only champagne will do. We suggest the “Queen’s Peach” champagne cocktail, which wonderfully combines the softness of the peach liqueur and the mild tartness of raspberry, both adding layers to the timeless experience of a true champagne.

This mix is inspired by the classical dessert “peach melba” invented in 1892 by the French chef Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel, London, to honor the Australian soprano queen Nellie Melba. Likewise this champagne cocktail honors the Danish Queen Margrethe II.

2 cl Merlet Creme de Peche de Vigne (peach liqueur)
2 cl Raspberry juice (we use Danish raspberry juice from Bornholms Mosteri, but any good raspberry essence that’s not too sweet will do)
1 cl vodka

Stir the peach liqueur, raspberry juice and vodka with ice and strain into a cocktail or champagne glass. Top with champagne and garnish with two raspberries on a skewer.

Long live the queen and God keep the country!

Queen's Peach New Years champagne cocktail by Cocktails of Copenhagen, photo by Alexander Banck Petersen

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Thomas Klem Andersen
I believe that true mastery eventually leads to original creation given the right conditions. I love creative cocktails that push the limits of flavor pairing. But I can't deny I have a personal preference for whisky and love everything that is clear and stirred.