Raise one’s glass to a right royal tipple.
Getting inside the grounds of Buckingham Palace is a tricky business unless you’re on a tour of the gorgeous State Rooms, but you’ll soon be able to send your tastebuds on a tour of the Palace grounds. The Royal Collection Trust, a branch of the royal household that runs the aforementioned tours, has just released a Buckingham Palace gin that’ll make your cocktail hour worthy of royalty. [Featured image: Royal Collection Trust]
From the very start, Buckingham Palace gin has been infused with the very essence of the most famous royal address. Of the twelve botanicals which flavour the royal gin, many have been sourced from the Buckingham Palace Gardens – including lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, and mulberry leaves, all of which have been hand-picked. It probably wasn’t a small job, given that the Gardens span sixteen hectares and boast over 250 species of wildflower, but their efforts yield your reward, with a floral, citrusy gin now on offer.
As you’d expect with a royal spirit, the advice is to serve it traditionally: pour it over ice, tumble on some tonic, and garnish with a slice of lemon. Buckingham Palace gin will now be served at all palace events, and is sure to be a hit with at least one member of the family: the Queen is a notorious gin fan who reportedly enjoys a dry gin martini with her lunches. Buckingham Palace gin will cost you £40 and is only available to deliver to UK addresses, but it’s well worth it to drink like royalty!
Find the Buckingham Palace gin on the Royal Collection Trust website.
Also published on Medium.