PSA: Queen Elizabeth II Says Drinking 4 Cocktails a Day Is Perfectly Acceptable
When you’re the reigning monarch of England (and 16 commonwealth realms), every day is treat 'yo self day. Her Majesty the Queen is reportedly living her best life and enjoying no fewer than four cocktails each day. Yassss, Queen, yaass! (Literally.)
Let’s break it down: According to a recent Business Insider interview with former royal chef Darren McGrady Queen Lizzie gets it poppin’ with her first cocktail of the day, a pre-lunch libation of gin and Dubonnet (we didn't know either; it's a sweet wine-based aperitif similar to vermouth) garnished with a slice of lemon and loads of ice. She then moves on to her second spirit, a glass of wine to wash down her typical lunch of fish and veggies, followed by one part chocolate, three parts gin (heavy pour) for dessert. According to the Queen’s cousin Margaret Rhodes, Her Majesty's afternoon jaunt concludes with a digestif, a dry gin martini and simple piece of chocolate. C’est magnifique!
The Queen then takes an afternoon nap breather while enjoying a spot of tea and a petite sweet. Finally, when the sun sets and witching hour is upon her, the lady-in-waiting puts on Elizabeth's jammies one foot at a time and tucks her into her 800,000 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets with her fourth and final cocktail of the day, a glass of Champagne.
How does one procure a lady-in-waiting, anyway?