According to a report by Business Insider, Queen Elizabeth enjoys her four cocktails a day.
1. Just before lunch QEII reportedly has a Dubonnet cocktail with a slice of lemon and lots of ice, according to Darren McGrady, a former royal chef.
(A Dubonnet cocktail is 1 part gin and 2 parts Dubonnet, topped off with a slice of lemon or orange.)
2. During lunch, McGrady said that the Queen will have a glass of wine with a simple lunch of vegetables and fish. She finishes with a piece of chocolate. McGrady said.
“She loves it.”
Margaret Rhodes, the Queen’s cousin, claims that the Queen will also have a dry gin martini with lunch sometimes.
3. Of course, The Queen has her afternoon tea, where she also sips on an herbal cocktail. She has a slice of pie or some chocolate biscuit cake, as well.
4. Finally, Her Majesty has a light dinner and follows a “no starch” rule if she’s dining alone. She then finishes her day off with a glass of champagne turning in for the night.
That intake puts the Queen at six units of alcohol per day, which would technically make her a binge drinker by U.K. standards. But hey, at 91, it seems to be working fine.
The Queen Mother loved her cocktails too and lived to be 101. She once said:
“I couldn’t get through all my engagements without a little something.”
With an estimated alcohol intake of 70 units a week, which is 10 times the amount of a female heavy drinker in the U.S. and twice the amount of one in Great Britain. (These Queens like to drink!)
The Queen Mum was famously known to call down to her gay staff members and say,
“Would one of you queens, bring this old Queen a drink?“
God Save the Queen –the last drink! Cheers, queers!
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