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Cocktail of the Week: The Gatsby 7

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then you deserve a happy hour that’s a little more...hmmm. What’s the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content. Please drink responsibly.

The Gatsby 7 sounds classy and fancy, but really, it’s a simple treat for all to enjoy. This drink is like a liquid candy apple surprise. It blends the sophisticated gin with the playful apple brandy and is sure to get any party started on the right foot.


  • Apple Brandy
  • Tanqueray Gin
  • Organic Apple Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Lime
  • Cream Soda


  1. Fill shaker with 1.5 oz. gin, .5 oz. apple brandy, 1.5 oz. apple juice, .5 oz. simple syrup, and .5 oz. of lime.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Pour into glass over ice, top off with cream soda.
  4. Garnish with a lime slice.
  5. Enjoy!