mardi, 27, juin 2023

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The Ultimate Cocktail for your Summer Soirée

Sip on the Strawberry Queen


The Ultimate Cocktail for your Summer Soirée



As the warm summer days roll in, what better way to cool off and celebrate the season than with a refreshing cocktail? If you’re looking for the perfect libation to accompany your summer gatherings, look no further than the Strawberry Queen.

This signature drink from Doyle Bar’s exclusive summer terrace menuis a delightful blend of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds and transport you to a world of summer bliss. Follow the recipe below to recreate this beverage at home.

The Strawberry Queen is a harmonious fusion of ingredients, carefully crafted to achieve a balanced and complex flavor profile. This cocktail combines the delicate bitterness of Aperol with the natural sweetness of fresh strawberries. The addition of the rosé, fresh squeezed juices, and triple sec adds citrusy notes and floral undertones, enhancing the overall taste.

To create your own Strawberry Queen, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of still Rosé (we recommend Symphonie)
  • 1 bottle of sparkling Rosé
  • 2 cups of sliced strawberries
  • 1 pack of edible flowers (freeze in ice cube trays for an enhanced finish)
  • ½ bottle of Aperol
  • ½ Liter of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Liter of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 bottle of triple sec


  1. In a large pitcher, combine your still Rosé, sliced strawberries, Aperol, lemon juice, orange juice, and triple sec.
  2. Stir the mixture gently to ensure the flavors are well incorporated.
  3. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least an hour, allowing the flavors to blend.
  4. When you’re ready to serve, fill rocks glasses with ice cubes. Use an ice cube adorned with delicate edible flowers for an elegant and visually stunning touch.
  5. Pour the chilled mixture into the glasses, filling them about three-quarters of the way.
  6. Top off each glass with sparkling rosé, adding effervescence to each cocktail.
  7. Garnish with fresh strawberries.
  8. Serve your Strawberry Queen and enjoy the refreshing flavors of summer.

This recipe yields 12-14 servings, making it the ideal companion for any summer cookout, garden party, or social gathering. The Strawberry Queen’s vibrant color, intricate flavor, and stunning presentation will undoubtedly impress your guests and delight your palette. Be sure to share your creations with us on social media by tagging @DoyleBarDC.

If you find yourself in Washington, DC, don’t miss the chance to experience the artful libations on the terrace of Doyle Bar at The Dupont Circle Hotel. The stunning ambiance and expertly crafted cocktails will immerse you in a dreamy oasis of summer serenity. Cheers to memorable summer moments!