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Cocktail of the Week: Fairytale

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.

The Fairytale is a dreamy experience blending wonderful flavors together into an incredibly delicious and memorable cocktail — the height of elegance and sophistication.


  • 1 oz. Absinthe Absente
  • 1 oz. elderflower liqueur
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 3/4 oz. pineapple juice (use fresh or unsweetened if bottled/canned)
  • 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill 3/4 with ice.
  2. Shake until chilled, about 12 seconds.
  3. Strain into a coupe glass over a large chunk of ice (optional).
  4. Garnish with a small edible orchid or a lime twist.

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 produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.