Offering cocktails to your guests is a perfect way to introduce some delicious flavours and colours to your day. I love nothing better than a cold cocktail on a warm spring or summer's day, this will get your guests excited and talking as you are out getting your photos done during your drinks reception.
Remember when choosing a cocktail pick something you think your guests will enjoy, if you are creating them yourself don't over complicate it and stick to something easy to do.
I have decided to detail a list of 3 of my favourite wedding cocktails you can easily introduce to your wedding day, ensuring that the fruit is fresh and in season for you all to enjoy. (All of which can easily be made in batches)
1. El Diablo
Tequila admittedly has a bad name but this cocktail will change your perceptions of tequila FOREVER! For those who like a tangy Moscow Mule, this is your perfect sunny day cocktail. I like this one as well because it contains 2 of our favourite fresh, zesty and tasty ingredients GINGER&LIME!
El Diablo is guaranteed to bring some colour and flavour to your day...(plus it is a fact, Tequila makes you happy!)
- 3 oz 100% Agave Reposado Tequila (I recommend 1800 Reposado or Aquariva Reposado)
- 1½ oz Creme de Cassis
- 1½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- Ginger Beer (chilled)
- Fresh Blackberries (For your garnish, you can use crushed blackberries in addition to Creme de Cassis also)
You can choose your garnish, it can be some lime zest twists or even some thyme but I have suggested some fresh juicy blackberries
Add the tequila to your glass, fill with ice add in the Ginger Beer and then add in the Creme de Cassis (preferably using a bar spoon). Squeeze the lime on top, garnish with blackberries and serve..
2. Rhubarb Mimosa
Rhubarb is the ideal spring fruit as it is right in season. Champagne or Prosecco are typically used during wedding drink receptions, and this cocktail combines the 2 flavours nicely together.
- 4 Rhubarb stalks cut to smaller pieces
- 1 Cup of Sugar
- 1 Mint Sprig
- Bottle of Prosecco
Combine the Rhubarb, Sugar and 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil over a medium heat for about 10 mins, stir occasionally until the Rhubarb begins to break down. Remove the pan from the heat, add the mint and allow it to sit for 1 minute. At this point you should strain the mixture, which should be syrupy. Return the pan to the cooker and cook until slightly reduced. Cover mixture and refrigerate until it is cool.
Divide the mixture between 6-8 champagne glasses, top with prosecco and serve....Ahhhh!
3. Traditional Pimms No1 Cup
I have had this drink at numerous weddings and I must say, it goes down a treat. A Pimms is your perfect British Summer drink. A gin based liquor with hints of citrus
This drink is made up of 1 part Pimms and 2 parts lemonade. Top it off with slices of lemon, orange, apple, cucumber (these can be as chunky as you like) and a sprig of mint....aaand serve. Simple.
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