I Gave Her a Whopper

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 · Quotes

“As an anonymous Anglican bishop told the Daily Telegraph, ‘The Queen Mother was very much a gin drinker. I think it pickled her.’  Stories of her prodigious capacity abounded. Like the lunch party where the hostess ‘knew she liked a big gin and Dubonnet, so I gave her a whopper, which I suppose amounted to a triple. . . When I came back to her, four or five minutes later, her glass was already empty, so I offered her the same again. ‘So delicious’, she said, ‘perhaps just a little more.’ She had three of those triples before lunch and her fair share of wine during it. . .”  Neil Pendock, South Africa’s Sunday Times, May 5, 2002.

One Response to “I Gave Her a Whopper”

  1. […] an incredibly complex backdrop without letting your attention stray too very far from the gin.  The Queen Mother would have approved, I think.” gaz […]

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