Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in style with Her Majesty’s favourite aperitif – for free.

Greene King city and town centre pubs will be adding the Zaza to its menus for the bank holiday weekend, renaming it The ‘Queen’s Tipple’.

A resurrection of the classic French drink, the Zaza, the cocktail is a mixture of Dubonnet and Beefeater London Dry Gin, which the Queen is said to enjoy during special occasions.

Once popular in mid-19th Century and enjoyed by the Queen Mother also, the cocktail is a rich, fruity, and slightly bitter-sweet drink served straight and enjoyed sipped over time.


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How to get The ‘Queen’s Tipple’ for free

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Take a Corgi for a free 'Queen's Tipple' over the Platinum Jubilee weekend. Picture: Greene KingTake a Corgi for a free 'Queen's Tipple' over the Platinum Jubilee weekend. Picture: Greene King

In a nod to Her Majesty’s love of Corgis, the dog-friendly pub chain will give anyone who visits participating pubs over the weekend with a Corgi and/or Corgi memorabilia, a ‘Queen’s Tipple’ on the house.

Alex Dawson, Business Unit Director for Urban Pubs at Greene King, said: “The Platinum Jubilee will be one of the biggest bank holidays this year and we really wanted to do something to celebrate the occasion and honour Her Majesty who has given us all 70 years of service.

“What better way to do that than with her favourite drink and her favourite dogs?

“We’ve given the Zaza a modern twist with a new name, it’s a beautiful drink which is very rarely seen on menus these days, so it’s great that we can bring it back and allow people to raise a glass to Her Majesty.


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 “Like the Queen, we’re big dog lovers, with the majority of our urban pubs being dog friendly, so we thought getting Corgis involved would be a fun way to celebrate and we know our teams are looking forward to welcoming our four-legged friends and their owners.”

:: The ‘Queen’s Tipple’ will be complimentary for punters visiting a town or city-centre pub from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5, with a Corgi or Corgi merchandise in tow. To find your nearest participating pub, visit the Greene King website.