Now that we’ve entered into the month of May– we’re getting excited for all things Royal Wedding! We’ve been busy putting together ideas for the viewing party we’re hosting alongside our friends at The White Dress by the shore. As we prep for Price Harry and Meghan Markle’s spectacular wedding on May 19th, we want to encourage you to host your own Royal Wedding viewing party! Thankfully, we’ve taken the guess work out of what drinks to serve as you all gather ’round and watch the magic unfold. The GREAT Britain campaign which showcases the best that the UK has to offer has partnered with The Martini Club (Toronto, Canada) to create wonderful cocktails utilizing a variety of British gins. These drinks are perfect to toast a wedding couple on their special day!
Royal Wedding Viewing Party Cocktail Ideas
THE WINDSOR KNOT COCKTAIL
- 1 ½ oz Bloom gin
- ½ oz orange liqueur
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 oz white cranberry juice
- 3 cucumber slices
- 3 oz club soda
- Cucumber slice, for garnish
Fill a wine goblet with ice. Add gin, orange liqueur, lemon juice, cranberry juice and cucumber slices. Stir to mix. Top with club soda. Garnish with a cucumber slice.
WEDDING BELLE COCKTAIL
- 1 ½ oz Portobello Road gin
- ½ tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 oz Whittard golden chamomile tea syrup (see recipe below)
- 2 to 3 oz Fever-Tree tonic water
- Mint sprig or 2 tsp silver dragees (edible cake decorating balls), for garnish
To a stemless wine glass filled with ice, add gin, lemon juice, chamomile tea syrup and tonic. Stir gently to mix. Garnish with a mint sprig or gently add dragees.
Chamomile Tea Syrup
Add 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar and 4 chamomile tea bags to a resealable, heatproof container. Pour in 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water. Stir until sugar dissolves. Allow to cool, remove tea bags. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Makes 1 cup for 8 servings.
G & TEA COCKTAIL
- 1 ½ oz Sipsmith gin
- 1 tbsp Tiptree orange marmalade
- 1 oz Whittard Earl Grey tea, chilled
- Dash orange bitters
- Orange twist, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add gin, orange marmalade, chilled Earl Grey tea and bitters. Shake and pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Add more ice and garnish with orange twist.
Are you planning a Royal Wedding viewing party? We want to know! Leave us a comment and let us know what you’ve got planned. Looking for more signature drink inspiration?