Wedding season is upon us, hurrah! If you’re like us, you’ll have a couple of exciting weddings coming up across the next couple of months. A wedding is always such a special ossion - where you can get drunk and no one tends to remember! Up and down the country, there’s plenty of people preparing themselves for the next big wedding for most of us, the Royal one! We’re super excited to see the lovely Prince Harry say I do to the beautiful Meghan Markle. If you’re planning on joining in on the fabulous celebrations at home, we’ve pulled together a few cocktails that are perfect for raising a toast to, for the new bride and groom. Enjoy!
Sparkling Elderflower Lemonade
It was announced earlier this month that the bride and groom have opted for a royal wedding cake would be a lemon elderflower cake so it goes up craving a fresh cocktail - and duhhh dahhh let us present to you the sparkling elderflower lemonade which is made up of sparkling wine, fresh lemon juice and elderflower liqueur.The perfect way to cool down on a warm May weekend.
You’ll need: ½ cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, ½ cup of elderflower liqueur, ½ cup fresh lemon juice, 1 ½ cups ice cubes and three cups of chilled sparkling wine.
To make: Microwave the sugar and water for two minutes until the sugar dissolves and then cool completely. Stir together the sugar, syrup, elderflower, lemon juice & ice cubes and let stand for around 20 mins. Add the wine in and serve up. Delicious.
The Royal Rose
We all know and love Kate for being a wonderful English rose but let’s showcase our dedication to the lovely ladies marrying into our royal family. The Royal Rose is inspired by the flower of England, and is made with rose petal essences. Divine!
You’ll need: 2 teaspoons rose jam, 1 oz Hendrick’s Gin, ½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 oz champagne
To make: Combine all the ingredients into a mixing glass - expect the champagne - shake well, strain into a flute glass and top it up with champagne and for the finishing touch, add a small rose petal on top. Beautiful, elegant and classy - just like Meghan!
Seeing as Gin is one of the most popular drinks around at the moment, it only seems fair to share a delicious gin based cocktail, the Wedding Belle which is perfect for wedding season!
You’ll need: 1 oz gin, 1 oz Dubonnet, ½ oz cherry brandy, ½ oz orange juice
To make: Simply combine all the ingredients above and get your best cocktail shaking moves on the go. Served in a stemmed cocktail glass and finish it off by garnishing with an orange twist.
What cocktail will you be celebrating the royal wedding with this May? Let us know over on Twitter #GBLOVES