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More gin Ma'am? British royals offer palace tipple for sale

The 'small batch' gin is on offer for 40 pounds a bottle from the Royal Collection Shop, but only for delivery in the United Kingdom.

FILE: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends a ceremony to mark her official birthday at Windsor Castle in Windsor, southeast England on June 13, 2020, as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 94th birthday this year. Picture: AFP

LONDON - Britain’s royal family has begun selling dry gin infused with lemon, verbena, hawthorn berries and mulberry leaves collected from Queen Elizabeth II’s gardens at Buckingham Palace.

The “small batch” gin is on offer for 40 pounds ($50) a bottle from the Royal Collection Shop, but only for delivery in the United Kingdom.

“Hand-picked botanicals from Buckingham Palace’s exceptional garden have been combined to create this unique and flavoursome gin,” the bottle says beside a picture of the queen’s London palace.

“For the perfect summer thirst-quencher, the recommended serving method is to pour a measure of the gin into an ice-filled short tumbler before topping up with tonic and garnishing with a slice of lemon,” the site says.

Elizabeth’s favourite tipple is a gin and Dubonnet, though she drinks in moderation.

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