Cocktails are now a very familiar sight at British weddings, often as ‘signature’ cocktails designed by the couple.
Here are my top tips to ensure your wedding cocktails are particularly memorable and unique…
- Serve drinks in unusual and unexpected drink vessels, like jam jars, school milk bottles or teacups.
- Be creative and generous with fruit, such as a frozen fruit skewer in Champagne.
- Treat ice as a garnish, for example mint frozen in ice cubes for soft drinks.
- Add an element of performance and fun. You could serve your guests lime sorbets in salt rimmed glasses and get them to pour a shot of tequila over it – voila! Instant Margarita.
- Make a non-alcoholic version of every cocktail so everyone gets the same experience.
Here is my list of the best cocktails to serve at your wedding…
Vodka, Chambord and pineapple juice, garnished with a blackberry
Sloe gin, lemon juice and gomme syrup, with crushed ice and berries to garnish
Rum, lime, mint, sugar, ice and soda, garnished with mint
The Classic Champagne Cocktail
Champagne, brandy, sugar cube and angostura bitters
Alternative Cocktail Ideas
Pear Melba Martini
Pear nectar, Chambord, raspberry puree and pear vodka
Blood Orange and Vanilla Dirty Martini
Absolut vanilla and Solerno (blood orange liqueur), garnished with an orange rind twist
Gin, elderflower cordial, ice, cucumber, soda and mint to garnish
Whisky, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, crème de cassis and ice garnished with edible petals
Guest post by Julie Gray of Bovingdons
Image from Bovingdons