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We’ve found our reception venue *big cheer!* You know what that means? We can properly start planning our big day. And, in my opinion, there’s no better way to kick off the wedding planning than with a celebratory beverage!
We’ve decided to devise personalised cocktails for our wedding. It’s no secret that Nick and I are all about the gin. You might say we’re gin fiends… So, rather obviously, we both want gin in our respective cocktails.
After a long ol’ session on Pinterest exploring a variety of gin cocktails, we headed to Waitrose to buy ingredients. We chose to go to Waitrose as their fresh produce far exceeds any other supermarket, as does their alcohol section! You can see our Waitrose adventure to buy Bombay Sapphire here.
For measurements I used a shot glass.
Our cocktail “glasses” were jam jars of varying sizes.
So first up we have: The Jeeves.
The Jeeves is a scrummy lemon, fizz and gin cocktail, which is slightly sharp but very bubbly! A bit like me… Gin and bubbles are two of my favourite alcoholic beverages so they had to be in this really.
1 shot of gin. I used Bombay Sapphire as it goes fabulously with lemon!
4 teaspoons of lemon juice.
Top up your glass of choice with fizz. I used Waitrose Prosecco, but a Cava or Champagne would be just as lovely.
Garnish with lemon peel. I made these lovely heart-shaped peel garnishes… and lost a nail in the process…!
Then we have: The Harding.
The Harding is more of a mellow, relaxed cocktail. The strawberries in this cocktail represent Nick’s love of Wimbledon… He’s also a rather relaxed, laid back fella!
1 shot of gin. Again I used Bombay Sapphire and it tasted very yummy!
5 teaspoons of puree. I whizzed up a batch of strawberry and raspberry puree for this, but we’ll probably use blackberries on our wedding day as it will be September and they will be in season. (On a side note, if you make too much puree it’s fabulous if you’re weaning! Or on ice cream/pancakes!)
Top up with tonic or soda water.
Garnish with a couple of berries and a sprig of fresh mint.
So there we have it! Two yummy gin cocktails, perfect for our wedding, or even just an evening in the garden!
Do you like the sound of these? Did you have personalised cocktails at your wedding?