Coronation Cocktails at Loveday

Loveday will be celebrating the King’s Coronation in true regal fashion this weekend at residences in Kensington and Abbey Road, complete with a Coronation Cocktail menu to accompany the party proceedings. From the “SPARE Me the Headache” mocktail to “Blue Blood”, Loveday Members are looking forward to toasting the new king and queen of the United Kingdom with a royal twist on their favourite tipples.


Loveday’s Coronation Cocktails:

Queen Elizabeth’s Dubonnet 

  • 30ml gin 
  • 60ml Dubonnet
  • Half of a lemon wheel
  • Ice cubes

Method: Pour one part gin and two parts of Dubonnet into a small wine glass. Add the half lemon wheel to the mixture, then top with two perfectly proportionate ice cubes, sinking the lemon into the cocktail.



Kensington Palace Punch 

  • 125ml lemon juice
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 250ml elderflower liqueur
  • 250ml vodka
  • 500ml apple juice
  • 125ml sparkling water
  • Ice
  • mint and basil (optional)
  • lemon slices (optional)

Method: In a bowl, mix the lemon juice and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Transfer into a large serving bowl, add the other liquid ingredients, fill to the top with ice and stir gently. Serve immediately, with herbs and lemon slices, as you wish!



Blue Blood (makes 4)

  • Ice cubes and crushed ice
  • 100ml blue curaçao
  • 100ml vodka
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 8 maraschino cherries and 1 tsp of the syrup
  • Soda water

Method: Put the ice cubes in a large jug. Pour over the curaçao, vodka, fruit juices and 1 tsp syrup from the cherries. Stir until the outside of the glass feels cold. Half-fill four glasses with crushed ice, then gently strain in the cocktail.

Top up the glasses with the soda water and gently stir, then garnish with the maraschino cherries.



Between the Corgis 

  • 30ml vodka
  • 90ml passion fruit juice
  • 20ml raspberry liqueur
  • Ice
  • Prosecco 

Method: In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, passion fruit juice, and raspberry liqueur. Shake to chill and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Top off with prosecco and garnish.



SPARE me the headache

  • 1 large or 2 small watermelons
  • 250ml lemon juice (from a bottle or squeeze your own)
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 1l bottle soda water
  • 1 lime, cut into slices
  • small handful mint
  • crushed ice

Method: Cut the top off the watermelon and hollow it out using a large spoon, fishing out any pips along the way. Mash the flesh through a sieve into a bowl. Put the flesh in a blender (or use a tall jug and hand blender) with the lemon juice and sugar, whizz to a purée, 

Pour into glasses, top up with soda and enjoy!



Balmoral Bellini 

  • ¼ cup peach nectar
  • Sparkling wine or cider (can also be non-alcoholic) 
  • Peach slice, for optional garnish

Method: Place the fresh peach slices and peach juice in a blender and puree until very smooth. Add the prosecco or sparkling apple cider to the blender and pulse once or twice to just combine. Pour the peach Bellini into glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a raspberry and mint leaf.


Published: 5th of May 2023 by Loveday & Co

Tagged: Loveday Kensington, Loveday Abbey Road, Nutrition

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