Fans of the Royal Family can now imbibe with gin made from ingredients handpicked from Queen Elizabeth’s London residence.
The Royal Collection Trust has launched a small-batch London dry gin for gin lovers and royal family aficionados to enjoy.
The gin is available for purchase at any Royal Collection Trust shop and will also be served at all future official events at the palace.
The gin is derived from 12 botanicals and infused with citrus and herbal notes. Many of the botanicals highlighted in the gin have been picked from the Buckingham palace garden.
Lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves are some of the specific botanicals picked directly from Buckingham Palace.
The bottle is made of clear and turquoise glass with a gold stopper and also features a coronet and a ring of flowers entwined in an elaborate gold decorative circle.
The Royal Collection Trust even offers cocktail suggestions, explaining, “For the perfect summer thirst-quencher, the recommended serving method is to pour a measure of the gin into an ice-filled short tumbler before topping up with tonic and garnishing with a slice of lemon.”
Queen Elizabeth is known to be a lover of gin. Her favorite drink is said to be a gin and Dubonnet, a sweet wine-based aperitif.
To enjoy the Queen’s favorite cocktail, just mix together one part gin and two parts Dubonnet and top with a slice of lemon and a lot of ice.