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The Queen’s Cocktail Recipe | Queen Elizabeth’s Favorite Cocktail

Queen Elizabeth II died on 8 September 2022, at the age of 96. The world mourned the loss of one of the monarchy’s most iconic figures, marking the end of an era.

As the nation and Commonwealth begin to adjust to life without the Queen, we take a look back at one thing she enjoyed when she would be at a party.

According to Food & Wine magazine, Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed a gin & Dubonnet cocktail (which was also a favorite of her mother as well). 

As the story goes, when the young princess was still living at home with her parents, she would enjoy a daily gin & Dubonnet (a French aperitif made with red wine and herbs) before lunch.

While we can’t be certain if this is truly the Queen’s favorite cocktail, we can confirm that it’s a delicious and easy-to-make drink that’s perfect for any occasion.

It’s a simple recipe with three ingredients: Dubonnet (a French aperitif), gin (the Queen, rather patriotically, prefers Gordon’s London dry gin), and a lemon slice.

How to Make Queen Elizabeth’s Favorite Cocktail Recipe

The Queen's Cocktail Recipe | How to Make Queen Elizabeth's Favorite CocktailPin
The Queen’s Cocktail Recipe | How to Make Queen Elizabeth’s Favorite Cocktail

Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins

Servings: 1

Yield: 1 cocktail

Author: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

The Specific Ingredients Are:

  • 1 oz gin
  • 2 oz Dubonnet 
  • Half lemon wheel, as a garnish

Instructions 

  1. In a shaker combine gin and Dubonnet. 
  2. Shake well and pour one part gin and two parts Dubonnet into a small wine glass. 
  3. Add the half lemon wheel, and top with two ice cubes, sinking the lemon. 
  4. Cheers!

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The Queen's Cocktail Recipe | How to Make Queen Elizabeth's Favorite CocktailPin

Recipe Name: The Queen's Cocktail | How to Make Queen Elizabeth's Favorite Cocktail

Author: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

Description: According to Food & Wine magazine, Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed a gin & Dubonnet cocktail (which was also a favorite of her mother as well). 

Preperation time: 5M

Cook Time: -

Total Time: 5M

Type: Cocktail

Recipe Yield: 1 serving

Recipe Ingredients: 1 oz gin, 2 oz Dubonnet , Half lemon wheel, as a garnish

Recipe Instructions: In a shaker combine gin and Dubonnet. Shake well and pour one part gin and two parts Dubonnet into a small wine glass. Add the half lemon wheel, and top with two ice cubes, sinking the lemon. Cheers!

Recipe Cuisine: Global

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