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In any normal year the run up to Christmas would be the perfect time to meet up with friends, reminisce about the year that has been and enjoy a few cocktails together. Christmas and cocktails go hand in hand, however this year has been different……very different. If you are anything like me you will still love a cocktail, so there is no reason why you can’t make yourself a few at home while the pubs and restaurants are currently shut! The guys at Elmore Court have been kind enough to share with us some of their favourite cocktail recipes and pair them up to each season. No matter when your wedding is there will be the perfect cocktail for you. So don’t let the current climate dampen your spirits, get stuck into our selection of delicious cocktails, just call it wedding research!
It’s the most wonderful time of year, for a cocktail party! OK not this year, but usually December is full of glamorous black tie weddings, candlelit Christmas ceremonies and sparkling new year’s eve cocktail weddings. Now with the first real hope that weddings will be back to normal in 2021 we thought we’d celebrate and get in the mood with a little cocktail party for one.
So pull up a seat at the bar and join us in taste testing the best wedding cocktails and signature drinks for all seasons…
For a magical winter wedding you can’t go wrong with sequins and cocktails. Those long nights are just made for dressing up, twinkling lights, good music, good friends and dancing.
Our favourite winter spirit has got to be Gin, so we’ve chosen a Gin based cocktail as our signature winter wedding drink…
Drizzle creme de mure over the top and garnish with lemon slice and a blackberry.
With a nip still in the air we’ve chosen something with a bit of warmth and equally deliciously refreshing for Spring;
Serve over ice with a lime wedge and mint
It’s got to be fresh strawberries for summer! A delicious ice cold daiquiri is just what’s needed to get that summer wedding cocktail party started
Mash in the base of a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain and serve with a strawberry garnish.
Our choice for Autumn has to be whisky, and with a perfectly balanced sweet and sour flavour this cocktail classic is wonderfully suited to that mid-point between summer and winter;
Combine and shake without ice. Add ice and then shake again. Serve on the rocks with a slice of orange and a cherry.
Well our number one go to for any time of day or night (or the very wee hours of the morning!) has to be the Espresso martini. You could call it our signature drink. It’s the perfect start to a party, and pick me up half way through!
The vodka we would use would be Sapling as their ethos is perfectly on par with our own- made in London with local ingredients and it’s carbon zero as they plant trees to offset their usage!! Brilliant.
Shake over ice and serve with coffee bean garnish.
Another we could just keep on sipping is the classic Negroni (we really do have a thing for Gin- have you seen our range behind the bar??)
Pour over ice and serve with a slice of orange and stir.
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