How to pimp your wedding day prosecco
11 May 2017
If, like most Brits, your favourite drink is prosecco, then you may want to set up a ‘pimp your prosecco’ station at your reception
‘Pimp your prosecco’ stations are all the rage currently. Easy to set up, these stations are a fun and creative way for guests to enjoy one of the nation’s favourite drinks. Here’s how to set one up at your wedding reception.
What you need:
- A flat surface or table that’s large enough to hold your prosecco, glasses, and extra bits and bobs. This can be anything you want, from a basic table to a drinks trolley or a vintage dresser.
- A sign to point people in the right direction. Popular options are chalkboards, reclaimed wood, or custom signs displayed on an easel.
- The extras. This is where your prosecco station can get interesting, and where you can personalise your station to your tastes and preferences. You can display them in mason jars, customised bottles, or any other container that pertains to your wedding’s theme.
- Bottles of prosecco, and glasses to serve it in.
Your station is now set up and ready to go. But what ingredients do you need for people to pimp their prosecco? Here are some of the most popular options:
Cherries, blackberries, strawberries, peaches, grapefruit... pretty much any fruit will go well with prosecco. You can either drop the fruit in whole or chopped up, or mash it into a purée before the wedding to add some serious flavour.
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Similar to purée, sorbet will elevate the flavour of your prosecco. It will also add a tangy sweetness to the drink. Refreshingly cold, prosecco sorbet is perfect for a summer or outdoor wedding reception. Think of it as a grown-up ice cream float.
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Fresh herbs add a fragrant twist to your favourite drink. Try mint, basil, rosemary, or even lavender. If you have enough time before the wedding to prepare in advance, why not make ice cubes infused with the herbs that people can drop into their drinks?
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Greenery is the biggest trend of 2017 weddings, so incorporating this theme into your prosecco station is only natural. There is a large variety of edible flowers out there that you can choose from. Not only will they taste delicious, they will look beautiful and boho too.
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The easiest way to make a prosecco-based cocktail is by adding a flavoured liqueur or syrup. For example, a prosecco royale consists of crème de cassis, blueberries, and a sprig of thyme. Other options include rose syrup, kirsch liqueur, ginger syrup, raspberry liqueur, or elderflower cordial.
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From edible glitter to sprucing up your glasses with customised glitter decorations, the options are endless. Shimmer for Prosecco by Popaball is a type of edible glitter made specifically for prosecco that adds a sweet raspberry flavour and a rose gold colour to the drink.
If you’re planning on getting married in the middle of the summer, you might want an option that’ll cool your guests down and refresh them. Grab yourself some popsicles (or make your own), and serve them upside down in glasses half-filled with prosecco.
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