The London Olympics... at Kensington Design
Going well so far.....isn't it - The London Olympics..
The only answer a client informed us - was to drink our way through this whole sporting thing.
Choose something you never touch - just to give it a sense of 'occasion.'
Dubonnet....is the chap....if it's good enough for the Queen in Jubilee Year and the Foreign Legion it's good enough to combat London 2012.
It is a sweet, wine-based aperitif - a blend of fortified wine, herbs, and spices (including a small amount of quinine - good for arthritis, night cramps, muscle relaxant perfect Olympic ingredient) It was first sold in 1846 by Joseph Dubonnet, in response to a competition run by the French Government to find a way of persuading French Foreign Legionnaires in North Africa to drink quinine which combats malaria, but is very bitter.
I once sat next to an elegant, then elderly, now dead, racehorse trainer - ...he said he had introduced Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to Dubonnet and how to drink it.....he was a charming man with reputedly exceptional horizontal dexterity along with a penchant for wealthy wives.....when he was about to marry his second wife, a diamond heiress with an achingly beautiful collection of paintings, Monet, Degas etc.....he mother was heard sigh
'Oh dear - the poor boy's got his tool stuck in the till again....'
• Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, cocktail - gin and Dubonnet: 30% gin, 70% Dubonnet with a slice of lemon under the ice. She once noted before a trip, "...I think that I will take two small bottles of Dubonnet and gin with me this morning, in case it is needed..."
Queen Elizabeth II, it is said likes a Dubonnet and gin before lunch every day -
And lemon must be one of your 'five....'