Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee is, arguably, a special occasion. So, we say it deserves a special drink! Gin is purported to be one of Her Majesty’s favourite drinks, so we’ve got a selection of cocktails fit for royalty.
Remember, you can always find cocktail inspiration in our Cocktail of the Week archive.
Highclere Castle Gin’s Jubilee Cocktail
- 45ml Highclere Castle Gin
- 45ml Dubonnet
- Orange peel, to garnish
Half-fill a mixing glass with ice and add the gin and Dubonnet. Stir for around 30 seconds, until well chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and top with Champagne. Squeeze a twist of orange peel over the surface of the drink, then drop into the glass.
Whitley Neill Jubilee Gin Serve
- 40ml Whitley Neill Jubilee Gin
- 40ml Dubonnet
- 15ml Aperol
Add all of the ingredients to a stirring glass over large cubed ice and stir for 30-40 seconds. Strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with large cubed ice and garnish with edible flowers.
Gin and Dubonnet
(Said to be the Queen’s favourite drink)
- 40ml Mainbrace Cornish Dry Gin
- 40ml Dubonnet
- Lemon peel, to garnish
Add the gin and Dubonnet to a mixing glass with ice and stir to chill. Strain into a rocks glass with a couple of cubes of ice and garnish with lemon peel. You can add more Dubonnet to your taste (the Queen’s preferred ratio is said to be two parts Dubonnet to one part gin).
- 45ml Brockmans Gin
- 25ml Combier Rose Liqueur
- 5ml lemon juice
- Carbonated water
- 100ml rosé wine
Shake the ingredients together in a shaker over ice. Strain into a chilled tall glass of cubed ice and top up with carbonated water. Serve with a lemon slice and one or two blueberries.
Platinum Party Punch
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 50ml sugar syrup
- 250ml pineapple juice
- 300ml cranberry juice
- 200ml lemonade
- 350ml gin
- Fresh fruit, chopped
Fill a punch bowl or large serving bowl with ice. Add all the ingredients and stir well to mix, then serve.
Pinkster Jubilee Jam
- 50ml Pinkster Gin
- 1 heaped tsp Pinkster Gin Jam
- 25ml elderflower liqueur
- 15ml lemon juice
- Soda water
Add the gin, jam and lemon juice into a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and top with splash of soda.