King Charles’ Coronation takes place on Saturday May 6 at Westminster Abbey! Time to raise a glass and toast to the new monarch! But what will you be drinking?
If you plan to coronation it up, then time to prepare yourself for the big day! Here is a list of the royal’s favorite cocktail, plus some coronation-themed regalia for our table!
Following are few cocktail recipes, a few Coronation-themed gifts and the place I’m going to be on May 6! I’ll give you a clue: Nightjar Carnaby!
Coronation Cocktails & Treats Fit for a King!
This classic cocktail was created for the coronation of England’s King Edward VII in 1902! When best to bring it out - why, of course, for the coronation of our new King Charles III.
Rumored to be Queen Elizabeth's favorite tipple, the Dubonnet and Gin is easy to make and you feel like a royal sipping it!
According to King Charles' close friend Count Tibor Kalnoky, the King would enjoy a Dry Martini "every night" when he visited Transylvania! It's a great cocktail, so why not take his word for it!
Drink like a King with this flavourful, fruity and rich cocktail from The Donovan Bar! The King’s Elixir is sure to be the best cocktail to have on hand to toast his Majesty’s coronation.
The Coronation Gin is the latest creation from Gin In A Tin, made in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces! The limited edition is inspired by the Crown Jewels housed at the Tower of London.
The design includes a magnificent gold foiled crown, adorned with the iconic symbols of the four nations of the United Kingdom: a classic English rose, a traditional Scottish thistle, a springtime Welsh daffodil and the delicate Irish shamrock!
King Charle's favorite whisky! Laphroaig Cairdeas 15 Year Old is a well-peated single malt from Islay, matured entirely in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels. If you're a fan of rather savoury whiskies that boast heavy wafts of TCP, smoked meats and sea breeze, this is one you need to pay attention to.
What's a celebration without Champagne (even though it is French 😉), I picked the festive Champagne de Saint-Gall which you can get at the very English store, Marks & Spencer!
A suitably celebratory loose leaf blend created to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III from Fortnum & Mason, the oldest shop in London! Their organic second flush Darjeeling blend creates a deeper, richer flavour than first flush and is more suited to milk. A blend truly fit for a King, rumour has it His Majesty drinks Darjeeling tea with cream and honey!
If you don't have a mug, you can't drink the tea! Toast the coronation of King Charles III with this commemorative mug from Spode, one of the oldest ceramics makers in the country. Featuring a design of roses, shamrocks, thistles, and daffodils to represent the countries of the United Kingdom, intertwined with delicate leaves and scroll detailing from Spode’s archive patterns!
The American in me couldn't help but add in the Fire Oak Old Fashioned smoker. Supposedly, King Charles favorite whisky is a peaty Islay single malt, Laphroaig 15-year. Just in case he wants to try American Whisky, he can make his Old Fashioned taste a bit more like home with this!
Nightjar Carnaby has two special cocktails on offer in honour of the King's coronation! They are re-igniting their English Royal Punch and El Rey in celebration of the special day; as the King is a huge polo fan himself, treat yourself to a cocktail fit for royalty!