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The Queen launches new gin – here's how to serve it

The perfect summer cocktail incoming…

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Kate Thomas
Lifestyle Managing Editor
May 4, 2021
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Buckingham Palace has just launched a new sloe gin in time for summer – and it sounds delicious. The Queen's latest tipple is made from hand-picked whole sloe berries steeped in Buckingham Palace Gin, which caused a sell-out when it launched last June.

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The Royal Collection Trust's (RCT) fruity new version of the gin costs £30 for a 50cl bottle and will be available in stores and exclusively on their website.

Boasting a "unique and intense" flavour, the gin features notes of cloves and marzipan, giving it a medium sweet taste with added bitterness from citrus fruits.

queen sloe gin© Royal Collection Trust

Buckingham Palace has launched a new sloe gin

Launched in 2020, the hugely popular Buckingham Palace Gin is infused with botanicals from the Palace garden including lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves. Royal fans rushed to buy the exclusive drink at the time, sparking a sell-out.

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All profits from sales of the sloe gin go to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity, and help fund the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment of the Collection through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational programmes.

If you fancy drinking like the Queen this summer, try the RTC's royal cocktail serving suggestion below...

queen sloe gin cocktail© Royal Collection Trust

Drink like the Queen with this Slow Royal cocktail

Sloe Royale cocktail


  • 25ml of Buckingham Palace Sloe Gin
  • Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Fresh berries
  • Orange peel (optional)


Step 1

Pour a 25ml of Buckingham Palace Sloe Gin into a fluted glass

Step 2

Top up with champagne (if you're feeling flush) or sparkling wine

Step 3

Add a selection of fresh berries and a slice of orange peel to serve. Enjoy!

Buckingham Palace Sloe Gin, 26% abv can be purchased online from UK delivery only.

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