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The Queen 93: Saffron-Infused Boodles Gin, Lemon, Celery Bitters, Rose

yellow cocktail with Boodles Gin with mint garnish

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This year the “Queen’s Official Birthday” happens to fall on the same day as World Gin Day and the folks at @boodlesgin asked me to create a cocktail in her honor! Between my watching and re-watching “The Crown” on Netflix + the royal wedding, it’s been so fun to make this series of cocktails inspired by the monarchy over the last couple months.

boodles gin bottle with a cocktail in a silver goblet outside

When I was trying to decide on the ingredients for the drink, I wanted to create something that was referential to all things proper and classic, but with a modern, thoughtful twist. Since it’s Queen Elizabeth’s 93rd birthday, I thought it would be fitting to make a riff on the classic French 75 with its celebratory champagne. Lately I’ve also been really fascinated with the fact that the UK began growing saffron again so I infused some saffron in the gin to represent that new British industry. With some celery and rose and a bit of lemon to balance out the whole drink, I was surprised by how this combo of ingredients came together into something light, delicate, and nuanced. (And that golden hue definitely makes it feel extra regal!)

?The Queen 93?

Course Drinks
Prep Time 15 minutes


  • 1.5 oz saffron-infused Boodles Gin
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • .75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash celery bitters
  • 1 dash rosewater
  • top with champagne
  • mint, edible flowers for garnish


  1. Add all ingredients except champagne with ice and shake. Strain into a wine glass, coupe, or silver goblet! Top with champagne, garnish with summer flowers and mint.