17

Dec

2020

Cocktails for Every Wedding Season! – It’s a Merry Christmas Cocktail

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!

Cocktails for Every Wedding Season! - It's a Merry Christmas Cocktail

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…

Cocktails for Every Wedding Season! - It's a Merry Christmas Cocktail

Cocktails for Every Wedding Season! - It's a Merry Christmas Cocktail Cocktails for Every Wedding Season! - It's a Merry Christmas Cocktail Winter wedding cocktails 

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… 

Bramble

  • Gin
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Sugar syrup
  • Shake over ice and serve with crushed ice.

Drizzle creme de mure over the top and garnish with lemon slice and a blackberry.

Cocktails for Every Wedding Season! - It's a Merry Christmas Cocktail

Cocktail for a Spring wedding?

With a nip still in the air we’ve chosen something with a bit of warmth and equally deliciously refreshing for Spring;

Moscow Mule

  • Vodka
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ginger beer

Serve over ice with a lime wedge and mint

Cocktails for Every Wedding Season! - It's a Merry Christmas Cocktail

The perfect summer wedding cocktail

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

Strawberry Daiquiri

  • Fresh strawberries
  • White sugar
  • White rum
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Strawberry liqueur

Mash in the base of a cocktail shaker.  Add ice and shake. Strain and serve with a strawberry garnish.

Cocktails for Every Wedding Season! - It's a Merry Christmas Cocktail

Signature autumn wedding cocktail

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;

Whisky Sour

  • Bourbon
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Sugar syrup
  • Egg white
  • Angostura bitters

Combine and shake without ice.  Add ice and then shake again.  Serve on the rocks with a slice of orange and a cherry.

Cocktails for Every Wedding Season! - It's a Merry Christmas Cocktail

Our favourite cocktails for any time of year?

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. 

Espresso Martini (all seasons, all the time…always!!!!!!!)

  • Vodka
  • Coffee liqueur
  • Sugar syrup
  • Coffee

Shake over ice and serve with coffee bean garnish.

Cocktails for Every Wedding Season! - It's a Merry Christmas Cocktail

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??)

Negroni

  • Campari
  • Martini Rosso
  • Tanqueray 10 Gin

Pour over ice and serve with a slice of orange and stir.

Cocktails for Every Wedding Season! - It's a Merry Christmas Cocktail

 

 

So what do you think? Do any of these take your fancy, or are you going to slowly work your way through all of them (drinking responsibly of course!) to make your mind up? Cheers to you and let’s hope we can celebrate properly in 2021! 

 

 

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