Cheers, William And Kate: The Royal Wedding Punch Recipe

Whether you’re throwing a viewing party — and following The Frisky’s liveblog — complete with cucumber sandwiches and tiaras or opting out of the Royal Wedding celebration, it’s almost impossible to avoid getting caught up in the nuptials happening across the pond. So give in and enjoy like the Brits do—with a nice cold drink.The late Queen Elizabeth, mother to Queen Elizabeth II, had a reputation for enjoying a daily gin nod Dubonnet—so much so that, when she passed away in 2002, mourners placed bottles of Beefeater alongside flowers at her memorial site. In her memory, Beefeater Global Brand Ambassador Dan Warner created the Beefeater Royal Punch in time for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s walk down the aisle, an update on the Queen Mother’s classic favorite. The best part? Served in a large punch bowl, this one is easy to make and set aside so you’re not left tending bar all day. We’ll drink to that!


  • 2 parts Beefeater London Dry Gin
  • 1 part Dubonnet
  • 1 part pomegranate juice
  • 2 parts fresh lemonade (American style)
  • Angostura bitters to taste

Directions: Serve in a large punch bowl (if you don’t have a punch bowl, a large, deep casserole dish will do the job) and garnish with wheels of lemon & lime, mint sprigs and pomegranate seeds. Chill the punch with lots of regular ice cubes or make your own fruit ice cube by freezing oranges and lemon slices with water in a plastic container (ice cream tub or similar).

Bottoms up!