How to Make a Golden Doublet Cocktail

The Golden Doublet cocktail was created in London’s American Bar of Savoy Hotel in 1973 by a head barman named Joe Gilmore. This cocktail drink has some royal associations with its name as it was served as a commemorative drink on the wedding ceremony of Captain Mark Williams and Princess Anne.

The cocktail was dubbed by the barman against the horse of the princess which she was riding when she won the Olympic Gold Medal. The drink is made with the help of any kind of sweet apple brandy; for example American apple jack, grand Marnier or French calvados.

Use of Cognac and other types of tart brandies is not suggested as they are not too good for light drinks such as the Golden Doublet cocktail.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 1 serving

Utensils: A cocktail glass and an electric cocktail shaker


– 3 parts of orange juice
– 1 part of lime juice
– 1 part of Grand Marnier
– Ice cubes as required
– Thin slice of orange or lime for garnishing


  • 1

    Take an electric shaker and add ice cubes in it as required.

  • 2

    Now pour three parts of orange juice along with one part of lime juice and one part of Grand Marnier. Turn on the shaker to mix the contents thoroughly.

  • 3

    Get a cocktail glass and then pour the mixture from the shaker into the cocktail glass.

  • 4

    Garnish the drink with a lemon slice or a thin orange wedge and serve.

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