11 Drinks That Start With Q

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There aren't a ton of cocktails that begin with the letter Q, but there are a few. Get started on your quirky quest for cocktails with these drinks that start with q.

1. Quaalude

This yummy cocktail is sweet and just a bit creamy.

Quaalude cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • Splash of heavy cream
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, coffee liqueur, hazelnut liqueur, and cream.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into an rocks glass with additional ice.

2. Quagmire

Looking for something a little sweet and a little boozy? This is one quagmire you won't want to get out of.

Quagmyer

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce Canadian whisky
  • ½ ounce Irish cream liqueur
  • 1½ ounces coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 2 ounces chocolate milk
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the whisky, Irish cream, coffee liqueur, and chocolate milk.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass with additional ice.

3. Quaker's Cocktail

A fruity martini-style drink, you'll love the sweet tart flavors in the Quaker's cocktail.

Quakers cocktail

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounces rum
  • ¾ ounces brandy
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce raspberry syrup
  • Ice
  • Twist of lemon or lime

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini or cocktail glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, brandy, lemon juice, and raspberry syrup.
  3. Add ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a twist.

4. Quantum Theory

If you're super smart or science-y (or just want to feel that way), you just might love the mad scientist look and taste of a Quantum Theory.

Green alcoholic cocktail martini glass

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce rum
  • ¾ ounce Chartreuse Green
  • ¼ ounce triple sec
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces sweet and sour
  • Ice
  • Lime twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini or cocktail glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, Chartreuse, triple sec, pineapple juice, and sweet and sour mix.
  3. Add ice and shake to chill. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.

5. Quarter Deck

Another martini-style cocktail, the quarterdeck uses cream Sherry, a sweet, dark fortified wine.

Quarter Deck

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce cream Sherry
  • 1½ ounces rum
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Sherry, rum, and lime juice.
  3. Add ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel.

6. Queen Elizabeth

Want a cocktail fit for a queen? Try the Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces London dry gin
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon Benedictine
  • Ice
  • Twist of orange or orange peel for garnish.

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, vermouth, Benedictine.
  3. Add ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with the twist or orange peels.

7. Queen Mum

You'll see this cocktail under a number of names: Queen Mother, Queen Mum, Queen Elizabeth II, but they're all variations on a theme.

Queen Mum

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce dry gin
  • 2 ounces Dubonnet
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice
  • Maraschino cherry

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini or cocktail glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker combine the gin and Dubonnet.
  3. Add ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass. Garnish with the lemon and the cherry.

8. Queen Soda

Sweet and fit for a queen, the queen soda is easy, fizzy, and sweet.

Queen Soda

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces butterscotch schnapps
  • 4 ounces cream soda

Instructions

In a highball glass, combine all ingredients. Stir to mix.

9. Quicksand

Licorice and orange juice make this drink a winner.

Quicksand

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces pulpy orange juice
  • ½ ounce black sambuca
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the juice and sambuca.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a juice glass filled with ice.

10. Quick Decision

When you're not certain what you want to drink, a 'quick decision' just might be the perfect choice.

Quick Decision

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • ½ ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce Irish cream liqueur
  • ½ ounce coffee liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, rum, Irish cream, and coffee liqueur.
  2. Add ice and stir to chill.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.

11. Quick Thrill

Can't decide on a spirit, wine, or a cola? Dump 'em all together for a quick thrill.

Quick Thrill

Ingredients

  • ⅓ ounce dark rum
  • 3 ounces dry red wine
  • 3 ounces cola, chilled
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a red wine glass, combine all ingredients.
  2. Stir.

Quocktails

If you're looking for cocktails on an alphabetic theme, you'll find a nice variety that start with the letter Q. These cocktails are all quick and easy to make, as well as deliciously satisfying.

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