Need some royal cocktails to enjoy while watching Oprah’s interview with Harry and Meghan? As the world waits to hear the juicy revelations, a cocktail is definitely in order. Even if the British keep a stiff upper lip, a cocktail could be a better choice than a cup of tea.
Recently, The Drake Hotel has shared some royal cocktails that are perfect sippers for the tell-all interview. From a twist on the Queen’s purported favorite cocktail to a sparkling sipper, there is a beverage for every preference.
The Drake Hotel Queen’s Drink
It has been said that the Queen prefers a Dubonnet. In this cocktail from The Drake Hotel, the flavors are elevated. Even though the first sip might be a touch sophisticated, it entices the drinker to go back time and again. Just don’t tilt your crown while drinking it.
- 8 ounces Dubonnet
- 4 ounce Gin
- Lemon Wedge
- 2 Large Cubes of Ice
- Add Dubonnet and Gin into a shaker and stir with a bar spoon until fully chilled. In a rocks glass, add two ice cubes and a lemon wedge. Strain cocktail into the rocks glass over the ice and lemon. Rim the glass with excess lemon.
Prince Charles’ The Drake Hotel 50:50 Martini
A martini is always a classic cocktail. While this martini gets a boost from the orange bitters, it is quite understated. Sometimes it is best to stick to the basics. The biggest reveal could be that it is better to not step too far away the tradition.
- 4 ounces gin
- 2 ounces dry vermouth
- 2 ounces sherry
- 1 dash orange bitters
- Garnish: lemon twist
- Add the gin, dry vermouth, sherry and orange bitters to a mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
The Drake Hotel’s Prosecco Royale
Bubbles are always a great choice because the effervescence feels special. While this cocktail is colorful and flavorful, it is still fresh and new. Just like new beginnings can be exciting, this cocktail could be the toast to a new life.
- 1 tbsp crème de cassis
- 1 splash of lemon juice
- 3-4 fresh blueberries
- Pour the crème de cassis and splash of lemon juice into the bottom of a champagne flute.
- Top with chilled prosecco and garnish with the fresh blueberries.
These royal cocktails are just a few of the many options that can be served during the highly anticipated interview. It could be the must watch television program of the season.