Queen Mary (cocktail)

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A Queen Mary beer cocktail is a mixture of grenadine and beer,[1][2] which is commonly garnished with maraschino cherries.[3] It is typically served in beer glassware, leaving room for a generous amount of beer head which can take on a pink or cherry-like tone.[4] This drink can be quite sweet, and is best enjoyed chilled.[5][6]

Queen Mary
The Official Queen Mary Cocktail.jpg
TypeMixed drink
ServedNeat; chilled
Standard garnishMaraschino cherries
Standard drinkwareBeer glassware
Commonly used ingredients
  • Glass of beer
  • Grenadine (to taste)
PreparationPour grenadine into glass, followed by beer, leaving room for pink-coloured beer head; finish by dropping maraschino cherries into glass, drizzling syrup from the cherries on top for added sweetness/colour


The Queen Mary originated in Canada in the early 2000s,[7] and has since become popular in North America, Europe, and Australia as an alternative to a shandy.[2][6][8][9] The drink is reportedly named after Mary of Teck, Queen Consort to King George V of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions.[10][11]

Preparation and servingEdit

A Queen Mary cocktail, with syrup from the cherries drizzled on top

A Queen Mary cocktail is made by pouring grenadine into a beer glass, to taste, followed by beer,[2] leaving room at the top for a thick layer of pink-hued beer foam.[9] Maraschino cherries are often dropped into the glass as a garnish,[3][12] while drizzling syrup from the cherries onto the beer foam for additional sweetness and colour, as desired.[13]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Thomas, Chris (2012). Off-Premise Catering Management. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc. p. 115. ISBN 9780470889718.
  2. ^ a b c "Grenadine Cocktails - 5 ways to use grenadine". Morand. September 25, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b Ferchak, Dawn (2022-09-01). "The 10 Best Drinks To Mix With Beer". TastingTable.com. Retrieved 2022-09-02.
  4. ^ "Queen Mary Cocktail Recipe". ftp.csgorankings.com. Retrieved 2022-01-12.
  5. ^ Mario (January 21, 2021). "Where To Find Grenadine In The Grocery Store?". Rubenchicago. Archived from the original on 2021-02-26. Retrieved 2021-03-04.
  6. ^ a b "Queen Mary (cocktail américain)". Gastronomiac (in French). Retrieved 2022-08-22.
  7. ^ @SKZ (September 26, 2009). "Trivia night @ little bar. FYI beer +grenadine = queen Mary cocktail" (Tweet). Retrieved September 2, 2022 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "Queen Mary Cocktail Recipe". Cocktails. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  9. ^ a b "Queen Mary Cocktail: Recipe, Origin & Culture". Culture Barware. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  10. ^ "Recette Tango (Queen Mary) [fr]". cocktail.fr (in French). Retrieved 2022-11-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ Queen Mary - Popular Refreshing Beer Cocktail, retrieved 2022-12-12
  12. ^ "All About Drinks & Cocktails That Start With The Letter Q". Cook Gem. 2022-10-23. Retrieved 2022-12-07.
  13. ^ Gray, Andrew (2022-11-23). "What Does Grenadine Taste Like? Does It Taste Good? | Americas Restaurant". Retrieved 2022-11-29.

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