The four day weekend is coming and food and drink specials to mark the occasion are everywhere. We've rounded up our favourite celebratory products that have caught our eye for the Platinum Jubilee. From corgi memorabilia to purple coloured changing gin, these inspired ideas will ensure your street party or weekend feasting is a suitably memorable occasion.
1. The Queen’s Platinum Colour-Changing Gin
Chin chin, Real English Drinks distillery in Hampshire has created a colour-changing gin to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Royal purple in hue, simply add tonic to the rhubarb and ginger spirit and watch it transform in colour. This one’s bound to go down well in your bank holiday reels!
Available to purchase at https://www.jubileegin.com/
2. Biscuits Fit For A Queen
Honeywell Biscuit Co. have created this super cute corgis biscuit set, made up of four vanilla dog shaped biccies each hand-iced and wearing a Jubilee party hat as well as a cookie fit for a queen - in a bejewelled edible crown form. Each set can be personalised so why not send one to your very own queen this bank holiday?
Last available date of ordering is Tuesday 31st May for next day delivery.
3. Platinum Jubilee Floral Brownies from Blushing Cook
Look at these! The cutest little centrepiece to your Jubilee garden party. The hand-decorated brownies have been created by Blushing Cook, founded by pastry chef Sammi Gascoyne who worked at Le Gavroche as a pastry chef, and for renowned cake designer Peggy Porschen. The classic fudge and chocolate brownie is topped with white chocolate, signature organic edible flowers and a bespoke design by illustrator Emma Block depicting the Queen’s much-loved pups. The Jubilee brownies are made with 100% sustainable cocoa and decorated with organically grown edible flowers from Devon.
Available for delivery from Tuesday 17th May - Wednesday 1st June.
4) Patisserie Valerie Platinum Jubilee Cake
If you're hosting a bank holiday 'do' but don't have time to whip up a homemade cake, it's Patisserie Valerie to the rescue. They have created a right royal purple and white cake made up of layers of vanilla sponge, filled with berry cream, fresh cream and mixed berry filling. All coated in Swiss meringue buttercream and decorated with gold flecks, golden sprinkles and vanilla macarons. Hurrah!
The Jubilee Cake (£44.95) is available in store and online from 20th May – 12th June
5) Britain Loves Baking Jubilee Macarons
Planning a street party? Britain Loves Baking has launched a Jubilee Macaron Baking Kit with all the ingredients included to prepare 45-50 mouth-watering macarons. Inside the kit, you’ll find all the ingredients for 3 types of macarons - Lemon Posset, Summer Pudding, featuring a rich red berry and cream inside and the Jubilee Macron - a blackberry shell, filled with Ugandan vanilla bean, white chocolate and blackberry ganache. Once cooked you can top them with flecks of platinum sliver leaf.
6) Tyrrell’s Coronation Chicken Crisps
OMG Tyrrell’s have a coronation chicken flavour out while stocks last in ode to her Maj.
Since it was first gifted to the Queen to celebrate the start of her reign, the coronation chicken flavour has become a British food icon. The hand cooked English crisps notable for their crunch are flavoured of chicken with a subtle kick of curry. Brilliant for a royal chip coronation chicken buttie.
For Drinking On The Go This Jubilee Weekend
Here are some new ready made drinks options for your outdoor drinking or Jubilee parties too.
Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin & Tonic
Tarquin’s gin have just launched their Cornish Dry Gin & Tonic grab-and-go cans. Created by self-taught Master Distiller Tarquin Leadbetter, the new cans combine a light tonic with Tarquin’s flagship Cornish Dry Gin which is a contemporary twist on a classic London dry gin, distilled with 12 botanicals including hand-picked violets foraged on the Cornish coast. Expect crisp piney notes from the juniper, balanced with fresh citrus and a bright floral finish.
Croft Twist is a new sparkling ready-mixed fino based aperitif in a can which will go down delightfully with your cucumber sarnies over the bank holiday, The lightly sparkling blend is a mix of elderflower, lemon and mint cordial with an added dash of Croft Fino.
Get them on Ocado:
Manchester Drinks Comp.
Ramp up the party with the latest products from Manchester Drinks Company . The readymade frozen cocktails taste just 10 mins to thaw and then voila - instant slushies for your garden or Jubilee street party. The four fun flavours areJ Pina Colada, Strawberry Daquiri, Woo Woo and On The Beach. We LOVE the bright packaging too.
For those not drinking but still wanting a little pick me up to see them through the parties, Peak has launched a new mood beverage, ‘Rise’, - a plant-based sparkling drink made with natural nootropics to boost brain performance and enhance mental clarity. Available in two refreshing flavours, Pink Grapefruit and Mint or Raspberry and Lime, the cans are packed with functional botanical ingredients including Guayusa (to boost focus and energy with a gentler, slower and more natural caffeine release), Ashwagandha (to relax the body and calm the mind) and
B Vitamins (to boost vitality).