Queen Elizabeth II news: What is the Queen's favourite cocktail – how do you

Everyone knows the Queen has a fondness for corgis, loves a properly made cup of tea, and that after she has finished eating everyone else at the table must stop too.Her preference for types of foods is also widely known, with certain brands being awarded a Royal Warrant.The Royal Warrant stamping a royal seal of approval on particular items.

The Royal Warrant is granted by members of the Royal Family to highlights the products that the Royal family have been buying for at least five years.

British products of high excellence and quality place the royal coat of arms of whichever member of the royal family awarded it onto their packaging.

This honour doesn’t extend just to food; clothing shops, tradesmen, and entertainment businesses can also be granted a Warrant.

Among food brands with a RoyalWarrantare luxury chocolate makers Charbonnel et Walker, food cupboard staples Heinz, and cereal maestros Kelloggs.

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Within the brands which hold a Royal Warrantisgin-makers Gordon’s, who have done so since 1925 when King George V awarded it to the alcohol company.

Gordon’s is also one of the main components of Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite cocktail. 

What is the Queen’s favourite cocktail – and how do you pronounce it?

The Queen’s favourite cocktail is said to be a gin and Dubonnet, which she reportedly enjoys just before lunch.

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Pronounced Dubonnay, the wine-based aperitif has 15 percent alcohol volume and is a blend of fortified wine, herbs and spices. 

Etiquette expert William Hanson posted a video to Instagram explaining how to make a gin and Dubbonet. 

He says it’s a “refreshingly fruity drink with a slightly bitter edge”. 

The late Queen Mother was also reportedly a fan of the cocktail.

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Below is how to make a gin and Dubbonet –

  1. Use a lowball tumbler – but a wine glass will also do. 
  2. Add three cubes of ice to the glass. 
  3. Add one part gin – the Queen would likely use Gordon’s, which holds a royal warrant. 
  4. Add two parts Dubonnet, which is a fortified red wine. 
  5. Finally, add a slice of lemon.
  6. Stir and enjoy as a pre-dinner aperatif. 

If you’re not a fan of a cocktail, you could still drink like a royal by enjoying Prince Philip’s favourite tipple – beer.

According to reports, Philip’s bitter of choice is Boddingtons.