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Champagne With Henry VIII

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.

Ingredients

  • Citron Vodka
  • Pepper Vodka
  • Champagne
  • Absinthe
  • Orange garnish

Preparation

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.

Further Reading:

  • Check out Difford’s Guide’s recipe here.
  • TheDrinkShop also has a write-up.
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Cucumber Collins

This can actually be two cocktails: vodka or gin!

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About This Cocktail
A basic collins perfect for spring, made with either Crop Cucumber vodka or Hendrick’s gin.

Ingredients
2 ounces Crop Cucumber vodka (or Hendrick’s gin)
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 simple syrup
Finish with soda water

Preparation
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.>

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