In celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne), The London Bar at The London NYC has unveiled The Gilded Lily ($17), a specialty cocktail made with fresh summer strawberries, St. Germain, and grains of paradise, which are North African peppercorns with a unique cardamom-like flavor. Stop by The London Bar to toast the Queen's health with the Gilded Lily or choose from their many house cocktails. If you prefer to mix the drink at home, you'll find the recipe below.
The Gilded Lily SERVES ONE
1 ounce St. Germain
3 ounces prosecco or Champagne
2 fresh ripe strawberries
1 small pinch fresh ground grains of paradise
Muddle fresh strawberries in mixing glass, add St. Germain and pepper grinds. Shake with ice. After shaking, pour champagne into mixing tin, stir to combine, and strain into a Champagne glass.