Guilty pleasures. We all have them.

Measure your guilty pleasures against whether they detract or complement your life. That’s my take-away from learning that the Queen of England has four cocktails a day. Every day.

What does this 91-year-old monarch like to drink? Food and Wine reports that she enjoys four cocktails every day.

  • A gin and Dubonnet with a slice of lemon, shortly before lunch.
  • A dry gin martini with her lunchtime meal.
  • A glass of wine enjoyed with a piece of chocolate at the end of lunch.
  • A glass of champagne before bed.

The routine must be working for her, considering her general good health and age. Assisting her in that department, though, is likely also the fact that she’s one of the richest women in the world.

If you remove the last part, though, just about anybody could acquire this guilty pleasure. I suppose I could even learn to appreciate a gin martini in exchange for living well into my 90s.

So sayeth the StickMonkey

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