Top Tips Tuesday: Cocktail Of The Month… White Elder-Flower Cosmopolitan
Summer weddings call for one thing… delicious and refreshing cocktails of course! As what we hope to be a sunny sweltering (in a good way) wedding season, your friends and family and guests will appreciate a cool signature drink during your cocktail hour and reception.
To nail the perfect sophisticated signature cocktail, think of these all important elements when thinking up ideas: Choose a creative cocktail which reflect the personalities of you as bride and groom. Go with your favourite drink flavour that you both enjoy (hopefully you will both come to some common ground on this!) If not then why not choose two cocktails, that way your guests will be able to have a choice? Think about the colour of the drink…will it fit into your colour scheme if you want it to? Consider your ingredient list for your signature drink too. You may only have a few people on the bar so is it something they can prepare quickly? A Cocktail with a lengthy recipe will most certainly create a line at the bar.
However if you are struggling for ideas, there is no need to worry! Here at The Wedding Affair we have chosen our cocktail of the month (and no surprise it has elder-flower in!) We hope you love the idea of it just as much as we do, all that’s left to do now is the making and to try one (or two…)
The cosmopolitan is an embellished descendant (posher version) of the classic Gimlet, it was made with lime juice, a simple sugar syrup and of not forgetting the gin. The now ever so popular cosmopolitan is famous for being made with lemon flavoured vodka, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and fresh cranberry juice.
Elder-flower White Cosmopolitan…
This modern take on the classic cosmopolitan will be sure to wow your guests, it looks sophisticated, stylish and ever so pretty.
Recipe For 1 Drink…
- Ice as needed
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 2 Tbs. St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- 2 Tbs. white cranberry juice
- 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
- Edible flowers for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker to the top with ice. Next you add the vodka, elder-flower liqueur, white cranberry juice and lemon juice. Cover, shake well and then strain into a chilled martini glass (of glass you feel appropriate for your wedding). Float an edible flower on top, serve while it is still chilled, and enjoy!
This recipe serves one.
If you want to add a little more to this cocktail why not add a splash of Prosecco for a touch more luxury?
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