Royal Wedding cocktails: Toast to the royal nuptials


Royal Wedding cocktails are the perfect way to toast the royal nuptials. From Meghan’s favorite cocktail to classic cocktails, get those cocktail shakers ready.

The countdown to the Royal Wedding is almost complete. Royal Wedding cocktails can make any watching party a festive one. From Harry and Meghan themed cocktails to the bride’s favorite type of cocktail, there are many options. Who’s ready to raise a glass in honor of big occasion?

Festive cocktails can come in all different flavors, colors and styles. With the hype over the royal nuptials, many mixologists are applying the royal theme to some new cocktails. While these cocktails might not be traditional British fare (gin and tonics, Pimms, etc.), the cocktails are quite festive.

Here are FoodSided’s recommendations for the Royal Wedding cocktails.

Royal Wedding Cocktails, Something Blue, photo provided by Tequila Sommelier Amanda Swanson from Anejo

Something Blue

One wedding tradition says that the bride should wear something blue. For this cocktail, Tequila Sommelier Amanda Swanson from Anejo in New York, drew inspiration from the bride. Meghan is said to be a fan of tequila cocktails.

For this cocktail, the libation features Riazul Tequila combined with several floral notes. The cocktail is slightly sweet but not overdone. The egg whites add a light, frothy element to this cocktail. With a touch of blue, this wedding cocktail might soon be a classic.

"Something BlueIngredients:•1.5 Riazul Plata•.75 oz Earl Grey Infused Lavender Syrup•.05 oz Lemon•.25 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur•1 Egg White•2 Dashes of Grapefruit Bitters•Butterfly Pea Flower ExtractDirections:Combine Riazul Tequila with Earth Grey Lavender Syrup, Luxardo and Egg White (without Ice). Dry Shake. Add Ice and a splash of lemon and pea flower extract. Shake, double strain into a coup class. Optional Food coloring design for garnish."

Harry Matrimony, photo provided by Sparkling Ice

Harry Matrimony

Gin is a classic British spirit. This gin based cocktail is similar to a classic gin and tonic, but a little fresher. With just a few ingredients, this royal cocktail is light and refreshing. Just like the breath of fresh air the happy couple provided to the monarchy.

"Harry MatrimonyIngredients•1.5 oz of gin•Simple syrup•½ Lime (sliced into 3 wedges)•Splash of Lemon Lime Sparking Ice•Lime (garnish)DirectionsAdd gin, simple syrup, and lime wedges to shaker. Muddle. Add ice. Shake and strain into highball glass. Add a splash of Lemon Lime Sparkling Ice. Garnish with lime twist."

The Royal Blush, Royal Wedding Cocktail, photo provided by Santa Margherita

The Royal Blush

Usually on the bride’s wedding day, she has a lovely glow. For this wedding cocktail, everyone can see pink. Using the ever popular rosé, this punch style cocktail is fresh and bright. The fresh fruit adds a lot of flavor. Plus, the limoncello is a delightful nod to the royal couple’s wedding cake.

Grab a group of friends and raise a toast to the happy couple.

"The Royal BlushServings: 6Ingredients•1 750-ml bottle chilled Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé•3/4 cup limoncello•1 cup fresh raspberries, 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries, 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removedDirections1. In a large pitcher, combine the limoncello, raspberries and strawberries.2. Top with the chilled rosé champagne and stir in half of the lemon wheels.3. Pour into old-fashioned glass with ice.4. Place fruit in each glass and garnish with a lemon wheel, and be sure each glass contains fresh berries."

The Ginger Prince, photo provided by Brooklyn Crafted

The Ginger Prince

In England, someone with red hair is referred to as a ginger. Harry inspires this particular cocktail. Also, May 19 is National Whiskey Day, which makes this cocktail even more festive.

The combination of whiskey and ginger beer is a great pairing. The spice from the ginger beer cuts through the whiskey without losing its distinctive flavor. Just be careful with this cocktail. It is a little feisty, just like many gingers.

"The Ginger PrinceIngredients•2 oz. Hard Cider•1 oz. Whiskey•Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini in Traditional, to fill•Crushed IceDirectionsIn a 12-16 oz. high ball glass, combine the hard cider and whiskey. Fill the glass with crushed ice and top with Brooklyn Crafted."

Cliveden Cocktail, photo provided by HL Group

Cliveden 66 cocktail

The Cliveden House is hotel in Windsor, England. The night before her wedding. Meghan will spend the evening in this hotel. In honor of their special guest, the Cliveden 66 cocktail is a wonderful choice to toast the happy couple.

The Cliveden 66 cocktail is the ultimate in luxury. Several ingredients are inspired by the wedding. With 24K gold leaf to rose liqueur, the little touches make a big difference in this cocktail. Also, a wedding cocktail is best with some bubbles. The champagne floater adds a little pop too.

"The Cliveden 66 CocktailIngredients:250 ml Vodka125 ml Champagne250 ml Rose Liqueur125 ml Grand Marnier3-4 Gold LeavesDirections: Place all ingredients in a mixing jug. Pour in to individual cocktail glasses and top-up with 125 ml of champagne and don’t forget a little brown sugar cube!"

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