WEDDINGS

3 Fabulous Signature Cocktail Recipes for Your Wedding

The days of a basic bar have definitely been numbered, and having worked in the hospitality and events industry for many years, I’ve seen the art of cocktails flourish into something truly exciting. London in particular is spoilt for choice with the most incredible cocktail bars, and the industry has gone from strength to strength and now creating cocktails has become a true art form -with the creation of craft spirits, molecular mixology and bespoke glassware.

I love incorporating an inviting cocktail menu into the evening offering at my clients weddings and it’s always received well by guests; but if you can’t quite justify the price tag of having a full cocktail list, then why not select a couple of Signature Cocktails in addition to your usual bar offering? Choose two or three of your favourite cocktails, and give your guests a treat with this personal touch. Remember to include a non-alcoholic number for those who are driving too!

I’ve put together a few of my favourites here with some recipes for you to try…

RHUBARB NEGRONI

INGREDIENTS

  • 25ml Citadelle Gin
  • 15ml Rhubarb Liqueur
  • 15ml Campari
  • 15ml Antica Formula Vermouth

METHOD

Pour all spirits over cubed ice into an Old Fashioned glass. Stir well. Line glass with rhubarb ribbons to garnish.

VANILLA FRENCH MARTINI

INGREDIENTS

  • 40ml Sauvelle Vodka
  • 20ml Raspberry Liqueur
  • 25ml Pineapple Juice
  • Fresh Vanilla Pod

METHOD

Add one third of the vanilla pod into cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with cubed ice and all liquid ingredients. Shake hard and double strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a single raspberry and remainder of the vanilla pod.

ENGLISH GARDEN

INGREDIENTS

  • 100ml Cloudy Apple Juice
  • 75ml Ginger Beer
  • 10ml Elderflower Cordial
  • An apple
  • Fresh Mint
  • Sliced Cucumber

METHOD

Muddle the fresh mint, lime and cucumber in a highball glass and add crushed ice. Pour apple juice, elderflower cordial and ginger beer over ice, stir well and top up with more crushed ice if required. Garnish with fresh mint, apple fan and a cucumber wedge.

 

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Jeni Amey

Having spent my childhood and University years living by the incredible Jurrasic coast in Dorset, followed by half a decade with a glitzy career as an Events Manger within the Film industry in London, I now couldn’t be happier to have found my calling as an independent Wedding Planner back in the countryside! I feel so blessed to be able to spend every day doing something I truly love.
I live with my husband and daughter in Oxfordshire, and when I’m not planning weddings, I love to travel, and coffee dates with friends (or babycino dates with my daughter Bella!).

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