It was the Queen’s cousin, Margaret Rhodes, who shared Queen Elizabeth II’s love of gin.
Rhodes shared that her Majesty “takes a gin and Dubonnet before lunch, with a slice of lemon and a lot of ice.”
So in celebration of her incredible service, we share The Queen’s favourite cocktail recipe:
1 ounce gin
2 ounces Dubonnet
Half lemon wheel
Pour one part gin and two parts Dubonnet into a small wine glass. Add the lemon, and top with two ice cubes, sinking the lemon.