How to Make Lumen Detroit’s Her Majesty Cocktail

Try this recipe for Lumen Detroit’s gin-based ”Her Majesty” cocktail at home.
Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

Lumen Detroit offers a menu filled with modern American eats such as burgers, ribs, and more in Detroit’s Beacon Park. Their drink menu includes wine, drafts, spirits, and special cocktails — one of which is the gin-based Her Majesty. 

Learn how to make this cocktail at home with this handy recipe.


Her Majesty

  • 2 ounces Watershed Distillery strawberry gin
  • 1 ounce Lychee, Coconut Milk & Thai Chili Syrup (recipe below)
  • 1⁄2 ounce fresh lime juice

Lychee, Coconut Milk & Thai Chili Syrup

  • 3 1⁄2 cups full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 1⁄2 cups lychee nectar (this can be bought bottled from most supermarkets)
  • 3 dried Thai chilies
  • 3 cups sugar


Lychee, Coconut Milk & Thai Chili Syrup

  1. In a saucepan, mix together the coconut milk and lychee nectar and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  2. Crush and add the Thai chilies. Add the sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer.

Her Majesty

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice, shake, and strain into a Nick and Nora glass.
  2. Garnish with a grated lime peel.

Lumen Detroit is located at 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit. Call 313-626-5005 or visit for more information. 

This story is from the November 2023 issue of Hour Detroit magazine. Read more in our digital editionPlus, find even more drink recipes including Hazel’s Salty Dog cocktail and Bohemia’s Bohemian Rhapsody Cocktail at