The Queen Mother


25 ml Portobello Road Gin

25 ml Dubbonet

20 ml Aperol

5 ml Dark Jamaican Rum


Stir all of the ingredients with ice in a mixing glass or jug, not for too long though, ten seconds should do it. Strain the drink into a stemmed cocktail glass or the classic Martini glass leaving the ice in the mixing vessel. Garnish with a twist of lemon and a twist of orange.


This drink was created especially to showcase the virtues of Portobello Road Gin - the character of our gin really shines through despite the fact that there are so many other strong flavours present. This is partly due to the use of nutmeg and cassia bark in our blend, botanicals that give Portobello Road it's long, warm finish which lingers pleasantly on the palate. Named the drink for the late Queen Mother, who was said to be a big fan of both gin and Dubonnet, who of course lived to the ripe old age of 101 and whilst we're not claiming this as the reason for her long life, the delicious mix of gin and Dubbonet surely did her no harm.