How to Make a Prince of Wales Cocktail

There are some cocktails for whose names are more than enough to make them real special.

One of them is the Prince of Wales Cocktail. According to the history behind this cocktail, it is believed to be invented by Edward Albert sometime in the 1860s. He was the son of Queen Victoria. At that time Edward Albert was the Prince of Wales so that is why this cocktail is named as Prince of Wales Cocktail. This cocktail is not only famous in United Kingdom but in many other European Countries along with U.S and Canada. It can be prepared at home in a very short span of time.

Just make sure you have all the ingredients and requirements available to prepare this cocktail. The below given steps can be followed for making it if it is your first time.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 01

Utensils required: Champagne flute or Cocktail Glass, Shaker and Stirrer


– Cognac (¾ oz)
– Champagne (4 oz)
– DOM Benedictine (¼ oz)
– Angostura Bitter (2 – 3 dashes)
– Sugar (1 teaspoon)
– Crushed Ice


  • 1

    Atleast an hour before serving the cocktail put the cocktail glass or the champagne flute inside a freezer so it becomes fully chilled when the cocktail is served.

  • 2

    Fill the shaker with some ice cubes that have already been crushed. Now start adding all the ingredients one by one into the shaker.

  • 3

    Gently shake or stir all the ingredients together such that they are perfectly mixed with each, including the ice.

  • 4

    Take the cocktail glass out of the freezer. Carefully strain the prepared cocktail mixture into the glass.

  • 5

    The Prince of Wales Cocktail is now ready. It is ideally served in a Champagne flute. The process can be repeated according to the number of servings.

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