A recently unearthed post from Meghan Markle on her now-defunct lifestyle site, The Tig, has uncovered her favourite cocktail – a twist on Pimm’s Cup.
It’s a fittingly British drink for the woman who went on to marry Prince Harry!
“While I generally opt to whet my whistle with a glass of rosé or crisp sauvignon blanc, sometimes the day calls for a cocktail. Cue The TIG Cup,” Markle wrote at the time. “Having a love of all things Brit, I wanted to do a twist on their signature Pimm’s Cup.”
Her “Tig Cup” features mint, cucumber ribbons, grapefruit rind, shavings of radish, thin stalks of celery, ice, lime, gin, soda water, tonic water and maraschino cherry liqueur.
When Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, Pol Roger was the official Champagne, with Bud Light the beer of choice.
There was also a specially crafted royal wedding cocktail called “When Harry Met Meghan”, which included rum and ginger for Harry’s red hair.
Casamigos Tequila also featured at the tiki themed wedding after-party, care of wedding guest George Clooney, who jumped behind the bar to mix the cocktails himself.
As for the alcohol preferences of the rest of the Royals, Prince Harry has often been seen drinking Cîroc vodka.
Before Duchess Kate was married, she quite fancied Jack Daniels, although she was also known to drink the “Crack Baby” cocktails sold at London nightclub Boujis.
Prince William has been seen on at least one occasion drinking a £135 cocktail at a Mayfair bar called a ‘Treasure Chest’ – served inside a wooden chest, it is a blend of peach liqueur, brandy and Champagne. But he’s also a Guinness man.
The Queen enjoys a gin and Dubonnet, while Prince Philip is a beer man and favoured a Boddingtons until the brewery closed down.
Prince Charles is reputably fond of Laphroaig single malt and also partial to a gin Martini, with equal parts gin and vermouth.