The Queen Sips 4 Cocktails a Day. Here’s How to Save Money Boozing Like Her

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You can live like a queen, act like a queen, think like a queen… But can you drink like a queen?

The Queen, actually.

Queen Elizabeth, now 91, drinks four cocktails a day, Travel + Leisure recently shared.

She adheres to a bit of an odd drinking schedule, too.

Her first cocktail of the day is a gin and Dubonnet with a slice of lemon, lots of ice.

For lunch, she eats fish and veggies, which pairs well with a glass of wine and a piece of chocolate, according to her chef. The Queen also drinks a dry gin martini during this time, her cousin told The Independent.

The monarch holds out during her afternoon tea, but imbibes again after dinner with a glass of champagne, which she sips before heading off to her bedchamber.

Think you can drink like the Queen? Here’s how to indulge — on a peasant’s budget.

1. Earn Cash Back on Alcohol

Unfortunately, many of us can’t employ a private chef or shopper, so we have to disrupt our busy schedules with menial chores like grocery shopping.

Once you hit the alcohol section to stock up on your daily cocktails, break out the Ibotta app — which can help you save money on booze.

There, you’ll find cash-back offers on your favorite alcoholic indulgences, and they work at a ton of retailers, including grocery stores and liquor stores. We can’t guarantee the bottles are as high quality as the Queen’s, but here are some examples of what’s available now at Walmart:

  • $5 back on Beefeater London Dry Gin (how appropriate!)
  • $6 back on Cointreau
  • $2 back on Stella Rosa
  • $2 back on Martini & Rossi Prosecco

There are also deals on brands like Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Budweiser, but we can’t picture the Queen poppin’ those open.

If that’s more like what you’re looking for, though, browse Ibotta for all your options.

2. Get Cash Back When Eating and Drinking Out

Maybe you prefer to feel more like the Queen and enjoy being served at a bar or restaurant.

You know, like royalty.

You can still earn money back on your orders by using a free app like Subtotal, which earns you up to 10% back on your nights out.

Once you download the app, you’ll want to pursue its list of more than 70 eateries. It includes everything from California Pizza Kitchen to BJs Restaurants (those Pizookies, though…) to Applebee’s.

There, order yourself a cocktail or two. Pinky out. Sip.

At the end of the night, you’ll pay through the Subtotal app, and the rebate is automatically deposited into your account.

If you want more ways to save on booze, check out these five ways (all legal) to make money back each time you buy booze.

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. If she ever hits 91, you can bet she’ll be sippin’ on cocktails throughout the day, too.

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Disclosure:

Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin.