Whilst our current reigning British Monarch was actually born in April, we here in Australia celebrate her Majesty’s birthday on the second Monday in June – giving everyone a much needed half-year break. So how does our Queen celebrate this day? Well according to her former Royal Chef, Darren McGrady, she celebrates every day and is often partial to a tipple or few over the course of her day. 

So here’s how to celebrate like a Queen, even if it’s just for a day!

Her Majesty’s first alcoholic beverage to make its debut, we understand, is just before lunch and consists of a Gin and Dubonnet (a Dubonnet is a sweet, aromatised wine-based aperitif with an approximate alcohol volume of 15% – we’ll assume you know what Gin is), and garnished with a wedge of lemon over mountains of ice. Classy!

Over the course of one’s lunch, her Majesty will polish off a glass of wine (we’re not privy to which variety so we’ll assume all is fair in love and royal game) with a piece of chocolate. Brilliant, why didn’t we think of this?

And according to her cousin Margaret Rhodes, our lovely Lizzy, will then finish off a Dry Gin Martini, usually through the course of the entire lunch. We love this lady!

An abstinence then ensues until late evening when the Queen will enjoy her final drink of the day, which funnily enough is after dinner and just before bed, a glass of Bubbles we’re told. What a way to celebrate one’s day – Hooruuuuh!

Whilst we certainly advocate sticking to the recommended daily alcoholic intake, it does offer an interesting glimpse into this marvellous lady’s life behind the royal (dining) curtain. Who knows, perhaps this is the key to her longevity and happiness!

Cheers to you ma’am!





REFERNCING: Duboff, J. (2017, ). The Queen Has Four Cocktails a Day, but Not at the Times You Might Expect. [Weblog]. Retrieved 4 June 2018, from www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/08/queen-elizabeth-four-cocktails-a-day

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