Queen Elizabeth Toasts Dubonnet with Royal Warrant

Queen Elizabeth has a long association with Dubonnet.

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Queen Elizabeth has a long association with Dubonnet.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth might have given up her nightly tipple on health advice but that hasn't stopped her awarding a coveted Royal Warrant to Dubonnet. The 95-year-old monarch's favourite drink is said to comprise gin and Dubonnet, a sweet, fortified wine blended with herbs, spices and quinine.

Simon de Beauregard, a director of European parent company Pernod Ricard, confirmed the honour to The Mail on Sunday saying: "We are delighted Her Majesty enjoys our beautiful brand and humbled to have received a Royal Warrant."

Queen gives up nightly cocktail

The Royal Warrant will mean Dubonnet bottles will be able to carry the label 'By appointment to HM the Queen', along with an official crest, from next year. The Queen herself though may not be seeing much of the brand on which she has bestowed the honour.

British media reported last month that she has given up her nightly cocktail on the advice of doctors so she is as healthy as possible for her busy autumn schedule. But for those who would like to drink like royalty, the Queen's favourite tipple was said to be one part gin to two parts Dubonnet, poured over two ice cubes and served with a lemon slice. 

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