Three summer cocktail ideas for your signature wedding drinks
02 May 2017
If you're struggling to think of a signature drink for your wedding, here are three fruity summer cocktail recipes for you to try out
Aside from the nuptials, food and drink are the most memorable parts of a wedding. To make the big day even more unforgettable, many modern brides and grooms create their very own ‘signature’ drinks. From fruity cocktails to flavoured Prosecco, their drinks are designed to reflect their personality and preferences.
Coming up with your very own signature drink that ticks all the boxes needn’t be difficult. To make things easier, here are three cocktail recipes that are ideal for your wedding day – or even your hen party.
An elegant crowd-delighter, this jasmine-gin laced cocktail makes for a light and delicious welcome drink. To make it more distinctive, garnish with the flower of your choice. This drink is made with the newly-launched Willem Barentsz gin, and is already loved by some of the UK's finest bartenders.
- 50ml Willem Barentsz Gin
- 25ml lemon juice
- 20ml jasmine flower syrup
- 15ml egg white
- Soda top up
- 1-2 pomelo/grapefruit segments
How to Make
Muddle the pomelo or grapefruit segments with the gin and lemon juice. Shake this mixture with the rest of the ingredients, bar the soda water. Strain into glassware, over ice and top up with the soda. Add the garnish.
Cocchi Americano Spritz:
Cocchi Americano is infused with sugar, herbs and spices, and in particular gentian flowers and leaves. This cocktail is mixed with prosecco, white grapefruit juice and a few slices of orange: perfect to accompany the sunshine outside on your summer wedding. Bitter notes mingle with sweet honey and citrus flavours, before the wine-like characteristics become prominent as the flavours develop, leaving a bittersweet freshness lingering until the end.
- 60 ml Cocchi Americano
- 20ml fresh white grapefruit juice
- Orange 2 slices
- 1 sprig of mint
How to Make
Pour all the ingredients, except the prosecco and the mint sprig, into a highball or wine glass with ice cubes. Top up with prosecco and garnish with the mint sprig.
Coco no Loco
Diplomatico Blanco rum, a six-year aged rum that is filtered clear with charcoal, makes up this virtuous, fresh and flavourful cocktail. The quick and simple recipe highlights the best in its ingredients.
- Diplomatico Blanco rum
- Coconut water
- 2 lime wedges
- Sprig of mint
How to Make
Simply put the rum into a tall glass filled with ice, top with coconut water and squeeze in a lime wedge. Serve with another lime wedge and a sprig of mint.