Henry VIII has his very own champagne cocktail named after him!
He ascended the throne of England on April 21, 1509.
The Henry VIII was created by a bartender named Henry Besant in 2004 in London, England.
About This Drink
The drink is a curio comprise of two different vodkas, sugar, citrus, absinthe & champagne.
- Citron Vodka
- Pepper Vodka
- Orange garnish
Build this drink in a chilled champagne flute.
Start with the absinthe-soaked sugar cube and pour in a 1/2 oz of each the two flavored vodkas — then top with champagne and garnish with the orange wedge or swath of peel.
- Check out Difford’s Guide’s recipe here.
- TheDrinkShop also has a write-up.
This can actually be two cocktails: vodka or gin!
About This Cocktail
A basic collins perfect for spring, made with either Crop Cucumber vodka or Hendrick’s gin.
2 ounces Crop Cucumber vodka (or Hendrick’s gin)
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 simple syrup
Finish with soda water
Add all of the ingredients, except the soda water, to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass (highball, Collins) and pack it full with fresh ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a cucumber wheel.>