I haven’t really done much cocktail/alcohol content lately, so when I got a media request to do something to commemorate the Queen’s passing, I figured why not. Not that I need a reason to drink, I can do that all on my own. I did it to get those creative cocktail juices flowing again. I got a few things in the works that I can’t wait to share.

Seeing all the news/documentaries its been made very clear that everyday the Queen drank a gin & Dubonnet, with a lemon slice. She actually had 4 drinks a day (thats way more than the 2 I usually have), a glass of wine, a gin martini, the aforementioned gin & dubonnet, and then finished off the day with a glass of champagne. Sounds like a great way to end the day to me

When creating this cocktail, I knew that I did not want to stray to far from the original, but wanted to try an incorporate all of her drinks into one, and sort of crank it up a notch….and this is what we ended up with!


.75 ounces Gordons Gin

1.5 ounces Dubonnet (if you cannot find this, because its out everywhere…Lillet Rouge is a viable substitute)

2 ounces champagne (Bollinger is you have the budget, thats what she drank)

1 charred lemon wheel

Directions: Using a hi-ball glass filled to the top with crushed ice, add in the gin, then the Dubonnet. Top the glass with champagne, and finally garnish with the charred lemon wheel. Really pretty simple, and quite the sipper. If you give a try, let me know what you think!


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