Toast Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee with royal-inspired recipes

A trio of punches created for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. Beefeater Gin

A trio of punches created to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
Beefeater Gin

(CBS News) Britain is marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee this weekend with four-days of festivities, including a 1,000-boat parade down the River Thames, and a  concert  with fireworks at Buckingham Palace.

But you don't have to be in London to celebrate the monarch's 60-year reign. You can throw a own party at home, no matter which side of the pond you're on.

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Beefeater Gin has teamed up with mixologists Nick Strangeway and Dre Masso to create cocktails and punches celebrating the queen and her jubilee milestone.

The English gin also makes an appearance in a trio of cocktail recipes provided by Tabasco, which provided recipes for some U.K.-inspired snacks that can be made by those planning their own Diamond Jubilee soirees.

Get all the recipes below:

Nick Strangeway's Jubilee Punch

  • 2 parts Beefeater London Dry Gin
  • 1 part Dubonnet
  • 1 part Hawkers Sloe Gin
  • 1/2 part Grants Morella cherry liqueur
  • 1/2 part Jo Hilditch British Cassis
  • 1/2 part Jo Hilditch British Framboise
  • 1 splash of Kings Ginger liqueur
  • 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 4 parts Earl Grey tea (chilled)
  • 4 parts Mumm champagne

Glass: Punch glasses or highball glasses. Punch to be served from a punch bowl or large jug.
Garnish: Fresh seasonal berries and currants, lemon wheels and borage flowers.
Method: Build the ingredients in a punch bowl or jug and top with ice.

Dre Masso's Royal Jamboree Punch

  • 300ml Beefeater London Dry Gin
  • 5 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 100ml Dubonnet
  • 300ml red grape juice
  • Lemonade

Glass: Highball glasses. Punch to be served in a punch bowl or large jug.
Garnish: Lemon wheels, fresh strawberries sliced in half and sliced red grapes.
Method: Pour all ingredients except lemonade into a punch bowl or jug and stir well, making sure the jam is mixed thoroughly. Add ice and garnish. Top with lemonade.

Beefeater Garden Party Punch

  • 3 parts Beefeater London Dry Gin
  • 3 parts sparkling English wine
  • 2 parts good quality pressed pear or apple juice
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1 part elderflower cordial
  • 1/2 part sugar syrup

Glass: Highball glasses, punch to be served in a punch bowl or large jug.
Garnish: Pear and apple slices.
Method: Stir all ingredients with a large ice block and serve.

London's Finest Cheese Crisps

  • 1 (10-ounce) package pie crust mix
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon original Tabasco brand pepper sauce
  • Water
  • Poppy seeds

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375F. Place pie crust mix in a medium bowl; stir in cheeses. Add Tabasco sauce to water called for in package directions and stir into pie crust mix with a fork until dough forms.

Shape dough into a disc and place between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Roll into a square about 1/8 inch thick with a rolling pin. Cut pastry into 2-inch wide strips and cut strips into triangles with a floured pastry wheel, pizza cutter, or knife. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until browned. Makes 2 to 3 dozen.

Palace Peppered Pinwheels

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco brand green jalapeno pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons original Tabasco brand pepper sauce
  • 1 dozen fajita-size (6- to 7-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced deli meat, such as turkey or ham

Preparation:
Combine cream cheese, parsley, Tabasco green sauce and original Tabasco sauce in a bowl; mix well. Spread about 2 1/2 tablespoons over each tortilla and top with two slices deli meat. Roll up tightly and secure with toothpicks, if needed. Place rolls in an airtight container and chill until ready to serve. Remove toothpicks and cut into 3/4" slices. Makes 7 to 8 dozen.

Royal Ruben Crostini

  • 1 (2-pound) flank steak
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco brand chipotle pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Toasted French bread rounds
  • Sliced scallions for garnish

Preparation:
Preheat grill or broiler. Grill steak for 15 minutes or until desired tenderness. Let stand for 5 minutes and thinly slice.

Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, scallions, horseradish, TABASCO Chipotle Sauce, garlic powder and salt in medium sized bowl; stir to mix well.

To serve, spoon some cream cheese mixture onto each bread round. Top with sliced steak. Garnish with scallions. Makes 6 servings.

High Time for Jubilee Tea

  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon-lime carbonated beverage
  • 1 tablespoon light rum
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 1 tablespoon vodka
  • 1 tablespoon Beefeater London Dry Gin
  • 3 drops original Tabasco brand pepper sauce

Preparation: Combine all ingredients and pour into a 12-ounce highball glass filled with ice; stir. If desired, garnish glass with a wedge of pineapple or lime. Makes 1 serving.

It's Reigning Bloody Marys
By Chris Bostick, Master Mixologist at The Varnish, Los Angeles

  • 2 ounces Beefeater London Dry Gin
  • 7 ounces tomato juice
  • 1/2 ounce Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 heaping teaspoon horseradish mustard
  • 10-20 dashes original Tabasco brand pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch of cumin
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 chicory leaf
  • 1 cornichon
  • 2 Tabasco brand spicy beans

Spicy Seasoned Garlic Sea Salt

  • 6 dashes original Tabasco brand pepper sauce
  • 1/8 cup sea salt(1/2 tablespoon toasted garlic

Preparation: Combine all Spicy Seasoned Garlic Sea Salt ingredients and mix well. Fill a pint glass with ice and rim with Spicy Seasoned Garlic Sea Salt. Combine all Bloody Mary ingredients into mixing glass. "Roll" ingredients back and forth from mixing glass to shaker several times; mix well. Pour into ice-filled, salt-rimmed pint glass. Garnish with chicory leaf, a cornichon and Tabasco spicy beans. Makes 1 serving.

Mind the Gap & Gin

  • 2 ounces Beefeater London Dry Gin
  • 3/4 ounce Dolin Blanc Vermouth
  • 2 dashes TABASCO brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • 1 Tomolive (pickled baby green tomato), garnish

Preparation: Stir ingredients on ice for at least 15 seconds depending on quality of ice; strain with a julep strainer into a chilled 4.5-ounce martini glass. Garnish with Tomolive. Makes 1 serving.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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