11 Drinks That Start With Q

Karen Frazier
Quaalude drink

There aren't a ton of cocktails that begin with the letter Q, but there are a few. Give these great Q cocktails a try next time you have mixed drinks.

1. Quaalude

This yummy cocktail is sweet and just a bit creamy.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • Splash of milk
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a shaker with ice, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake until chilled. Strain into an old-fashioned glass with additional ice.

2. Quagmyre

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

Quagmyer

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce Canadian whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces coffee flavored liqueur
  • 2 ounces chocolate milk
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake until chilled.
  3. Pour into an old fashioned 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

  • 3/4 ounces rum
  • 3/4 ounces brandy
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce raspberry syrup
  • Ice
  • Twist of lemon or lime

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the rum, brandy, lemon juice, and raspberry syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. 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.

Quantum Theory

Ingredients

  • 3/4 ounce rum
  • 3/4 ounce Chartreuse Green
  • 1/4 ounce triple sec
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces sweet and sour
  • Ice

Instructions

Stir all ingredients together in a collins glass.

5. Quarter Deck

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

Quarter Deck

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce cream Sherry
  • 1 1/2 ounces rum
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Sherry, rum, and lime juice with the ice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

6. Queen Elizabeth

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

Queen Elizabeth

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon Benedictine
  • Ice
  • Twist of orange

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, vermouth, Benedictine, and ice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the twist.

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
  • Twist of lemon or orange
  • Maraschino cherry

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the gin and Dubonnet. Shake to chill.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the twist 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
  • 1/2 ounce black sambuca
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients. Shake to chill.
  2. Strain into a juice glass.

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
  • 1/2 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce Irish cream liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

In an old-fashioned glass, stir together all ingredients.

11. Quick Thrill

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

Quick Thrill

Ingredients

  • 1/3 ounce dark rum
  • 3 ounces dry red wine
  • 3 ounces cola, chilled

Instructions

In a red wine glass, combine all ingredients.

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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