More than 16,000 street parties are expected to be held over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend. Whether you are hosting a party or going as a guest we have you covered when it comes to your drinks. Here’s our round up of the best tipples to celebrate the Jubilee in style.
Brothers Cider has launched a dazzling new variant, Cherry Bakewell, the perfect treat to toast to the celebratory weekend. Emulating the much-loved quintessential British tart, Cherry Bakewell is full of cherry flavours with a hint of frangipane and is also vegan friendly and gluten-free.
RRP £2.20 per 500ml bottle available from Aldi Special Buys, B&M Stores, Home Bargains, One Stop, selected cash and carries and direct from the Brothers online shop.
British gin distillers, The Big Hill Distillery has joined forces with legendary luxury retailer Fortnum and Mason to launch a very special bottling of its signature gin ‘The Spirit of George’. Inspired by British climbing pioneer – George Mallory, this beautifully packaged gin includes a unique blend of Nepalese botanical ingredients, to create a super smooth spirit. Soft, dusky spice on the nose with a little citrus orange and earthy sweetness make way for notes of cardamom, cumin, and ginger to follow, later developing into sweeter notes of cassia and cinnamon that continue onto the finish. A subtle Himalayan tea component provides an extra dimension and contributes to the overall smoothness of the gin. Serve over ice with tonic and slice of orange for a sip of summer.
RRP £45, from Fortnum and Mason
Created by Chloe, Poppy and Cara Delevingne, Della Vite is on a mission to put the sparkle back into Prosecco, with its range of sustainably sourced and wildly delicious Proseccos. With the same commitment to quality as champagne, minus the elitist cache, Della Vite is perfect for your Jubilee celebrations. Elegant in coral colour, but bold and different in taste, this is Prosecco Rosé on a new level.
The delicate elderflower is quintessentially British and now these pretty white blooms that herald the start of summer are back in the spotlight to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Their two limited edition ‘Best of British’ Elderflower Cordial and Sparkling Elderflower are perfect for street party and garden party celebrations. A splash of Belvoir Farm Elderflower Cordial (£3.30, 500ml) will elevate your cocktails and mocktails. Created almost 40 years ago and still made to the same traditional family recipe, it’s also delicious as a dash on top of beer for a refreshing Elderflower Top. Ready to drink Sparkling Elderflower (£2.70, 750ml) with ice makes a cooling long drink or mix with Prosecco for bubbles with a floral twist.
Available from major supermarkets.
Independent, London-based distillery, Doghouse, has created a cheeky new Aperitivo – Doppelgänger (20% ABV). Doppelgänger is curated using a proprietary blend of 19 hand selected botanicals on an English wheat spirit base, making this vibrant liquid the signature serve of the summer. With its flavour profile of citrus, rosella (hibiscus), mountain roots and herbs, the drink balances bitter and sweet flavours to perfection.
The ‘Brit Spritz’ is a must-try and is the perfect serve for the Jubilee weekend – Here’s how to make it:
- Add 50ml Doppelgänger Aperitivo to a wine glass
- Add one strawberry, quartered
- Fill with ice
- Add 10ml Elderflower cordial
- Add 75ml Prosecco
- Top with Soda and stir
- Garnish with a slice of orange
RRP £21.50 available from Master of Malt, The Whisky Exchange, the Doghouse Distillery website as well as selected premium retailers.