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Cocktail of the Week: Fashion Forward

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.

Queen Bee's flashy Fashion Forward cocktail is not only beautiful, but also delicious! It's perfectly balanced between fruity and herbal, and is a gorgeous purple hue that is sure to dazzle any party guest.


  • Empress Gin
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Stem of fresh Rosemary
  • Cucumber
  • Lime


  • Make Rosemary Cucumber Simple Syrup. Mix 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 1 stem of fresh rosemary, and half a cucumber sliced into a pot and bring to a boil. Strain the syrup into a jar and let cool.
  • Mix drink
  • Add to mixing container 2 oz. Empress Gin, the juice of half a lime, 3/4 oz Rosemary Simple Syrup. Add ice and stir. Strain into a glass.
  • Garnish with fresh Cucumber.