Buckingham Palace launches gin made using botanicals from the Queen’s garden

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Buckingham Palace has launched its own gin made with the Queen’s own ingredients.

Buckingham Palace has launched its own bottle of dry gin.

The refreshing tipple has been made using a blend of ingredients from the Queen’s gardens in Buckingham Palace. It may even feature in an alcoholic advent calendar. Have you seen the best gin advent calendars?

Presenting the launch of our Buckingham Palace gin,’ wrote the Royal Collection on their website.

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The spirit has a unique royal origin, with many of its citrus and herbal notes sourced from botanicals gathered in the Buckingham Palace Gardens.

Explaining more about the ingredients, they went on, ‘Lemon, verbena, hawthorn berries and mulberry leaves are among the 12 botanicals hand-picked for the gin in the Gardens at Buckingham Palace, which span 16 hectares and provide a habitat for 30 species of bird and over 250 species of wild flower.’

The Royal Collection also recommended the best way to enjoy the tipple, suggesting, ‘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.

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While the spirit is not on sale yet, customers wanting to try the small batch that has been made can sign up on the website to be notified when it is available to purchase.

And the 70cl bottle of gin, which is a cheeky 42 per cent ABV, will set you back only £40.

It is said to be inspired by the Queen’s favourite alcoholic drink, which is said to be gin and Dubonnet.

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The cocktail is made with one part gin and two parts of the sweet, fortified wine-based aperitif topped off with ice cubes and a slice of lemon.

Sounds like the perfect summer tipple to us!

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