Everyone's got their own full bodied personality and distinct things that make them tick. It's what makes us who we are. And our Queens are no exception. Below is a peak at our ladies and what to expect when you get your hands on them.
Sassy Sally fires off root beer-like aromas of sarsaparilla, and licorice root that buck alongside cinnamon, citrus, and a kiss of mint. Sally tends to flirt especially well with bourbon, rye, apple brandy, and rum, and will also fire up meaty marinades and other culinary adventures.
This cocktail charmer evokes savory tobacco notes that coalesce with smoked tea, clove, and vanilla. She’s an addictive additive to whiskey-based drinks and flirts well with rum, gin, and coffee, as well as pork, chicken, and beef dishes. Try her in your Manhattan.
Like a springtime hike through Golden Gate Park, NorCal Nancy is perfumed with fresh, verdant aromas of eucalyptus, sage, California laurel, and tree bark. This free spirit plays well with boozy spirits like gin, vodka, blanco tequila, and whiskey.
Darling, you simply must acquaint yourself with the richly perfumed exotic citrus oils Opulent Odessa exudes. Sultry Spanish and California orange mingle with lemon, chamomile, and frankincense for an indulgent addition to any kind of spirit.
With the soul-satisfying comfort of a homemade chocolate-walnut cookie, Joker Judy will add warmth and richness to your libations. Roasty and toasty notes of coffee, vanilla, cacao and a hint of spice make her a cozy companion to your barrel aged spirits.
A few dashes of Bangkok Betty is like riding an elephant through a flavor jungle of citrusy Thai flavors like kaffir lime, lemongrass, chile, and ginger. Never the shy one, she brings the heat with a touch of sweet and has an affinity for gin, vodka, tequila, and sparkling wine cocktails.
Like a flying kick to the senses, Shanghai Shirley is redolent of spicy pepper, star anise, and warm spice with a bitter backbone. This lady flirts well with whiskey, gin, cognac, and aged rum or tequila. Try it with Asian dressings, sauces, or marinades for a spicy kick.
**Illustration credit: David Sookochoff**