Royal Tipples for King Charles’ Coronation

With The Coronation quickly approaching on May 6th, the entire country is looking for ways to celebrate and connect with their favourite royals. Coronations do not happen often, as the last coronation was for Queen Elizabeth 70 years ago! 

It is no wonder that people are frantically searching on Google for “coronation drinks.” Searches increased over 170% this month, but you don’t have to wonder what to serve and sip on during your coronation festivities. An expert at Drinks House 247 is here to share a few famous royal tipples you can easily replicate at home and feel like a royal yourself during the upcoming coronation. 

King Charles

King Charles is partial to a single-malt whiskey, especially one named Laphroaig. This isn’t just any whiskey, as it has a royal warrant. In fact, at his Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, King Charles has his own special edition whiskey and sells it in the gift shop. 

You either love or hate this whiskey; our very own King Charles is quite the fan. This whiskey is well known for its smoky taste, surprising sweetness, and bold flavours.

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla grew up drinking wine as her father in the wine business and has become a loyal fan. So much so that she is the president of the UK Vineyards Associated. 

Her favourite type of wine is a delicious red claret, a blend that usually includes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a variety of other wines from the Bordeaux region of France.  

“To make the most of the delicious flavor in the red claret, drink it with a meat-based meal. From steaks and chicken and even lobster and tuna, the red claret enhances any dish with its bold flavours” says Drinks House expert. 

Prince William 

Prince William refers to himself as a true cider man. He enjoys Guinness, but cider is his all-time favorite thing to sip on. While the specific brand he favours is unknown, he probably enjoys one brewed at Sandringham Estate. 

Princess Catherine

The beautiful Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Catherine, recently surprised us all with her favourite drink. There are whispers that she enjoys a pint of Guinness, red wine, or the classic gin and tonic, but she recently admitted to the owner of No. 21 that her favourite drink is a spicy margarita. 

Our Drinks House expert quoted, “While muddling jalapeños into the margarita mixer will give your drink some spice, line the rim of the glass with some Tajin for an extra kick.”

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II was all about the Gin & Dubonnet. This drink was a favorite of hers and the Queen Mother, but they both preferred it mixed differently. The Queen Mother liked hers strong with equal parts Dubonnet and gin, while Queen Elizabeth II preferred two parts Dubonnet and one part gin, garnished with a lemon on top. 

King Edward VII

King Edward VII had a taste for something a bit more unique. Known as The King’s Ginger, and made by Berry Bros & Rudd, this liqueur was created especially for him and his health and is made from fresh ginger and citrus oil. Talk about a regal drink! 

“Not that it needs any, but if you want some added flavour for your King’s Ginger drink, you can add 4 ounces of soda to 1.5 ounces of King’s Ginger over ice, and you have yourself a tipple”, says Drinks House expert. 

Queen Victoria 

We can’t forget to mention Queen Victoria, who was known to enjoy her drinks truly and have different ones regularly. Her usual drink was a combination of whisky and red wine, but she also particularly liked Vin Mariani, a strong drink made from Coca leaf soaked in Bordeaux wine. Quite the eclectic taste indeed. 

There you have it. Celebrate alongside your loved ones with the favourite drinks of the Royals, and you will feel like a Royal yourself during the upcoming coronation. 

Rachel Bartee

Rachel Bartee is a blogger and freelance writer dreaming of a tour round the world to write a story of her greatest life adventure. For the time being, she feels inspired by her daily yoga sessions and studies Interpersonal Relationships.