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18 Best Food and Drink Coronation Recipes

18 Best Food and Drink Coronation Recipes

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The King and Queen Consort’s Coronation Quiche

coronation quiche
Buckingham Palace

King Charles and Queen Camilla shared this “coronation quiche” recipe, described as “a deep quiche with a crisp, light pastry case and delicate flavours of Spinach, Broad Beans and fresh Tarragon. Eat hot or cold with a green salad and boiled new potatoes—perfect for a Coronation Big Lunch!”

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Nadiya Hussein’s Coronation Aubergine

nadiya coronation aubergine
Nadiya Hussain

“Aubergines often feature as a side dish when served at a table for dinner, but not here. We are taking this delicious aubergine, coating it with flavour, frying till tender and then drizzling over the simplest coronation dressing. It’s like dinner at my mum’s collided with my lunches at school to create this beauty,” Nadiya Hussain, winner of Great British Bake Off, writes in Nadiya’s Fast Flavours.

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Adam Handling’s Strawberry and Ginger Trifle

adam handling's strawberry and ginger trifle
Adam Handling

What’s a more English dessert than a trifle? Adam Handling, a Michelin-starred chef and owner, created this strawberry and ginger trifle especially for the coronation.

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King Charles’s Favorite Cheesy Baked Eggs

cheesy baked eggs
Clarence House

In 2020, Clarence House—which represented then-Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall—shared that one of Charles’s favorite cheesy baked eggs. “One thing that undoubtedly brings many of us great comfort is good food,” Charles said, calling British cheese “one of the most wonderful joys in life.” It’s a perfect breakfast for watching the coronation.

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The Dorchester’s Sovereign Martini

charles at fernie hunt
Tim Graham//Getty Images

King Charles’s favorite drink is reportedly a martini. To celebrate the coronation, British hotel the Dorchester will be serving the “Sovereign Martini”–made of Wessex gin, Royal Garden mead, dry vermouth, lavender bitter and orange scent—at their Vesper Bar.

If you’re not in London, however, you can totally make your own martini at home:

26 Martini recipes


Royal Sipsmith Martini

coronation recipe

British gin brand Sipsmith also released a special coronation martini, called, naturally, the “Royal Sipsmith Martini.” It’s very easy to make:

The recipe:



  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice
  2. Add the vermouth and stir for a few seconds
  3. Add the gin to the mixing glass and stir briskly for 50 turns
  4. Strain into a chilled glass and spritz with the zest of a lemon peel

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nyetimber Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Coronation Limited Edition

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Coronation Limited Edition


nyetimber Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Coronation Limited Edition

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If you want to pop some bubbly for the coronation, why not turn to English sparkling wine? British brand Nyetimber released this limited edition bottle of their Classic Cuvee MV, a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier from West Sussex. The bottle was inspired by royal garments and uniforms. All you have to do is pour it into some champagne glasses, and enjoy.


Fortnum & Mason Fortnum’s Coronation Organic Darjeeling Tea

Fortnum's Coronation Organic Darjeeling Tea


Fortnum & Mason Fortnum’s Coronation Organic Darjeeling Tea

Coronation Cookies

Credit: Matt Taylor-Gross

William Greenberg Desserts makes some of T&C‘s favorite sweets, including an iconic black-and-white cookie. But the New York City staple is going international for King Charles’s coronation with these delicious butter shortbread cookies, topped with an icing crown in honor of King Charles III. They’re great on their own or dunked into a mug of coronation tea, but if you want to add these treats to your table, act fast; they’re baked daily and when they’re gone for that day, they’re gone. To reserve in advance, call 212-861-1340.

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Nespresso’s The Charlie

the charlie
Aron Klein/Nespresso

To celebrate the coronation, Nespresso released a limited edition “Jewels of Nespresso” collection, along with some special drinks. We are ready to make The Charlie, “which marks the new monarch’s love of Whisky and is also the perfect non-alcoholic tipple to toast to the new King.”


How to make it:

  1. Add 2 ice cubes into each glass.
  2. Add 100ml of the clementine tonic water to each glass.
  3. In the Barista Shaker, add 2 ice cubes and brew the Barista Creations Flavour Whisky Essence coffee on top.
  4. Shake well, and then add pour slowly into each glass.
  5. Garnish with orange peel.
  6. Serve & enjoy!

Woodford Reserve’s High Tea with the King

coronation woodford reserve
Courtesy Woodford Reserve

The coronation is taking place on the same day as the Kentucky Derby, so why not celebrate both with this cocktail, which is a blend of Early Grey infused simple syrup and Woodford Reserved Bourbon. As the brand notes, “travel your tastebuds from London to Louisville.”

The recipe:

  • 1 oz brown butter fat washed Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • 1 oz Woodford Reserve Rye
  • 1/4 oz Earl Gray Rich Simple Syrup
  • 2.5 mL Woodford Reserve Sorghum & Sassafras bitters

Brown butter fat wash: Melt 1 stick of butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly and observe until milk solids brown and there is a distinctly nutty aroma. Pour directly into 2 cups of Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Allow to infuse overnight in the fridge. Strain off after a minimum of 10 hours.

Earl Gray Syrup: Brew very strong Earl Gray tea. I used 2 teabags for 200g of hot water. Add 400g of white granulated sugar to the brewed tea. Stir until dissolved. (This is a 2:1 rich simple syrup.)


Old Forester’s The Crown Julep

the crown julep
Courtesy Old Forester

Another Kentucky Derby x Coronation mash-up comes in the form of this “Crown Julep” drink from Old Forester.

The recipe:

*To create syrup, use a 1:1 ratio of demerara sugar to Earl Grey tea brew.

Directions: Add the Earl Grey syrup and mint leaves to a Julep cup and gently muddle together. Add a heaping scoop of crushed ice to the cup, followed by 2 oz. Old Forester & 1 oz. Pimm’s. Gently stir and then garnish with a bunch of fresh mint.

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The Victoria Sponge

the duchess of cornwall visits the fair day centre
WPA Pool//Getty Images

Queen Victoria regularly ate a slice of sponge cake with her tea. As King Charles III is the first monarch to be descended from Victoria on both sides, honoring the British queen just makes sense. Buckingham Palace Pastry Chefs shared the recipe for the “Victoria Sponge” a few years ago for Royal Garden parties, and it feels right to make it for the coronation.

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Camilla, then the Duchess of Cornwall, is given a Victoria Sponge by head chef Sue Hayes during her visit to the The Fair Close Centre on March 22, 2018.

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Royal Salute Royal Salute The Coronation of King Charles III Edition Scotch Whisky

Royal Salute The Coronation of King Charles III Edition Scotch Whisky


Royal Salute Royal Salute The Coronation of King Charles III Edition Scotch Whisky


The Rhubarb Royale

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Cawston Press

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Instructions: Simply pour all your ingredients into a champagne flute, give a quick stir and garnish with a slice of strawberry.

*To make a simple strawberry puree, blitz fresh or frozen (defrosted) 100g of strawberries with 1 tsp of sugar, then sieve. We also recommend using a splash of strawberry liqueur in place of the puree.


Beesou’s The Queen Bee

beesou the queen bee

Beesou, a honey apéritif made with ethically-sourced honey, released a special drink in honor of Queen Camilla: The Queen Bee. Per the brand, “10% of all Beesou’s profits go directly to Bees for Development charity where Camilla, Queen Consort, is the first President.”


  • 35ml Beesou
  • 25ml Gin
  • 25ml Lemon
  • 25ml Honey water

Instructions: Add ingredients into shaker, add ice and shake. Double strain into a martini glass. Add grapefruit twist as garnish if you like.

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Emily Burack (she/her) is the news writer for Town & Country, where she covers entertainment, culture, the royals, and a range of other subjects. Before joining T&C, she was the deputy managing editor at Hey Alma, a Jewish culture site. Follow her @emburack on Twitter and Instagram

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