Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cocktails for Beach Wedding Receptions

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Beach Wedding Drinks

 

Getting married on the beach is certainly the most fun and laid back reception you could have, which in turn definitely needs a touch of tropical Cocktails!

Whilst you admire the magnificent sunset and squish your bare feet in the sand, your dream won’t be fully complete without one of those wonderful, I would even say, colourful magic potions.

Make your beach wedding extra special by serving one of my 3 favourite cocktails. You can either suggest these to the barman or even prepare them in advance.

Enter into a journey of colourful beverages!

1.       Green Jade – Creamy & Minty Delight

This lime green cocktail reveals a subtle and unctuous minty smoothness that your guests would sip with style in a martini glass!

What do you need?

To make this cocktail, all you need to do is shake all the ingredients with crushed ice. The ingredients include: 2 shots of Gin, 1 shot of crème de menthe, half a shot of double cream, half a shot of milk, and don’t forget the decisive ingredient, a fresh white egg to get the consistency right. Add a leaf of fresh mint and a fresh cherry for garnish.

2.       Pina Colada – Coconut Enchantment

Here is another creamy cocktail! The sultry Pina Colada is one of those classics that won’t disappoint your guests. The combination of juicy pineapples with the tropical taste of coconut makes this drink a perfect beach cocktail.

What do you need?

Combine the following ingredients in a jug or a blender and pour them into a shaker filled with ice. Simply add 2 oz of pineapple juice, 2 oz of light rum (Bacardi for example), and 1 and half oz of Coconut cream. Blend it, until smooth and pour it in a chilled Collins Glass.

Add a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry for a tropical touch! You can even make it a non alcoholic drink by omitting the rum.

3.       Strawberry Champagne – Tangy & Bubbly Joy

This fantastic Jamie Oliver recipe is perfect to start a long night of festivities!

The harmonious match of strawberry purée and vanilla sugar topped up with refreshing prosecco or champagne will be ideal for a beach wedding.

What do you need?

Bring out the flavour of 250g of strawberries by sprinkling vanilla sugar.

Mash the mix until you get a thick purée and add a hint of balsamic vinegar. Pass them through a sieve and fill the champagne glasses with the mixture just a bit over an inch! Then pour the delicious bubbly beverage, stir it all up and serve it with a cranberry garnish.

I know what you are all thinking, they sound absolutely scrumptious!

What are your favourite cocktails?

Have you invented any cocktails yourself, that we could all try?

Elise Lévêque loves organising dinner parties and wedding receptions as she is always full of sparkling ideas! She writes for Wedding and Party Store, who provide a brilliant range of wedding supplies and party accessories.

1 Comment »

  1. I’ve tried the Strawberry Champagne and it’s delicious!Highly recommended.

    Comment by Louise — May 2, 2012 @ 5:27 am

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