Throw a Royal Wedding Cocktail Party!

(photo courtesy of ThisIsLondon.co.uk)

It’s almost the big day for Kate and Wills, and everybody is getting excited!  I know a few people who are taking the day off of work or having a 4am tea party/viewing party.  Plus, everybody in the UK gets the entire day off of work to celebrate!  If you’re as excited about the royal wedding as the rest of the world, throw a little get-together with friends- we’ll provide the recipes!

Let these high-class cocktails keep your energy up as you watch the wedding!  If you’re in the US, you’ll going to have to stay awake all night!

THE GINGER ROYALE

1.5 oz. The King’s Ginger Liqueur
4 oz. Champagne

Pour a generous measure of The King’s Ginger into a flute. Add chilled champagne to taste.

THE CHUNNEL OF LOVE
by Lou Bustamante, The San Francisco Weekly, San Francisco
1.25 oz. King’s Ginger
1 oz Lillet Blanc
0.5 oz. Meyer lemon juice
0.5 oz. ruby red grapefruit juice
small branch of thyme
splash of seltzer

Shake ingredients with ice and strain. Garnish with Meyer lemon peel twist.

THE PRINCE & THE PISCO
by Chris Ventura, bar manager Serpentine
1.5 oz. campo de encanto pisco
1 oz King’s Ginger
0.25 oz. velvet falernum
3 dashes of peychaud’s bitters
0.75 oz. lemon

Shake and serve with a lemon twist

THE WILLIAM
1.5 oz. Barceló Imperial Rum
0.75 oz. Sweet Vermouth
0.75 oz. Brut Champagne
2 dashes of The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

Stir and serve in a martini glass topped up with champagne. Garnish with a delightful Maraschino cherry.

THE WEDDING MARCH

1.5 oz.  ml Barcelo Gran Anejo Rum
0.75 oz.  fresh lime juice
1 egg white
1 tsp. sugar
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Bitters

Shake in an iced cocktail shaker and strain.

THE DRAMBUIE ENGLISH ROSE COCKTAIL
1 sugar cube
3 drops Orange Bitters
1 oz. DRAMBUIE
4 oz. chilled Blanc de Noirs Champagne
splash Campari
3 drops Rosewater

In a champagne flute, add sugar, orange bitters, and Drambuie.  Slowly top with champagne, Campari, and rosewater.  Garnish with a thinly-sliced strawberry, fanned and floated on top.

For even more tasty cocktail recipes, click here or check out our Cocktail Hour column here!

Looking for more posts about the royal wedding?  Here are a couple:

Kate and William- Made out of Turkey!
The Royal Wedding Cake

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  • http://www.demijohn.co.uk/Cocktail-Edinburgh-Apple-Royal-95?tag=rw11 Louise Smith

    Here’s another Royal Wedding Cocktail idea called the Edinburgh Apple Royal

    Ingredients:
    2 measures Somerset Pomona 20%
    2 measures Seville Orange Gin 26%
    1 very British Apple
    Indian Tonic Water
    Plenty of ice

    Preparation:
    Add ingredients to ice in an old fashioned whisky tumbler, top up with indian tonic water and garnish with a slice from a very British Apple

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