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7 Fabulous Wedding Cocktails

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Love cocktails? Of course you do! For starters they look and taste amazing, and then there’s the fact that they also tick at least two – maybe even three – of the food groups (in our humble, and often slightly optimistic, opinion). Seriously, what’s not to love?! If you’re thinking of serving cocktails instead, or along with, the more traditional Champagne and Prosecco at your wedding, then here are some rather delicious ideas to try.

We all have our favourites. Mine is a French Martini, whereas Jay loves an Old Fashioned. Alie loves “anything with gin”, especially a Tom Collins. And Niels can’t get enough of Vespers. So we thought we’d ask the experts which cocktails are proving most popular at weddings right now. And, more importantly, how do we make them? Because it would be rude not to sample the goods first, right?!
We turned to Social and Cocktail, Scotland’s leading cocktail events company, for advice. They offer a range of cocktail packages for weddings, hen parties, birthdays and corporate events. They also specialise in cocktail making classes, menu creation and now even offer mocktail parties for kid’s parties. Having mixed up cocktails at hundreds of Scottish weddings over the last few years, something told us they would have the answers.
Here are seven rather fabulous cocktails, that they believe will be a hit with all your wedding guests…

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Raspberry Daiquiri
The tart of the raspberries and the sweetness of the sugar meld perfectly together to make the Raspberry Daiquiri a wedding cocktail that tastes every bit as good as it looks.
The Ingredients:
50 ml Light Rum / 25 ml Lime Juice / 2 spoons Caster Sugar / 6 Raspberries
How to Make:
• Add 5 raspberries and sugar into mixing glass.
• Muddle down both ingredients into a paste.
• Add other 2 ingredients and fill the mixing glass with cubed ice.
• Shake for 10 – 15 seconds.
• Double strain drink into a coupe glass.
• Garnish with a raspberry.

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Amaretto Sour
A little tart and a little sweet, this is a delicious cocktail.
The Ingredients:
50 ml Amaretto / 25 ml Lemon Juice / 12 1/2 ml Simple Syrup / dash Egg-White / dash Angostura Bitters / Lemon Zest
How to Make:
• Add all ingredients into mixing glass.
• Dry shake for 5 seconds.
• Add cubed ice into shaker and shake for 10 seconds.
• Fill rocks glass with cubed ice and strain mixture into glass.
• Garnish with lemon zest, spreading the oils across the glass.
Bellini
The peach and Prosecco mix is a match made in heaven, creating the perfect cocktail for any special occasion, but a particular favourite at wedding receptions, helped by its elegant and classic look.
The Ingredients:
100 ml Prosecco, 50 ml Peach puree, 4 dashes Peach Bitters
How to Make:
• Add 4 dashes of peach bitters into chilled champagne flute.
• Add peach puree and top up with Prosecco.

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French Martini
The French Martini is a fantastic looking cocktail, which is easy to drink, easy to make and is now possibly the most popular wedding choice for weddings in Scotland. Always try to use fresh Scottish raspberries for the garnish.
The Ingredients:
25 ml Vodka, 25 ml Chambord, 75 ml Pineapple Juice, 3 Raspberries for Garnish
How to Make:
• Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
• Shake well.
• Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
• Garnish with 3 Raspberries.
Passionfruit and Chilli Caipirinha
A twist on the classic Brazilian cocktail, this is an explosion of flavour, heat, tang and zest, sure to be the life and soul of any wedding celebration.
The Ingredients:
50 ml Cachaca infused with Chilli, Wedge of fresh Lime, 50 ml Passionfruit Puree, 20 ml Passionfruit Syrup, ½ Passionfruit and Red Chilli
How to Make:
1. Cut the limes into wedges.
2. Place all but two of the lime wedges and the sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle for a couple of minutes, or until the sugar has almost dissolved.
3. Add the cachaça, then pour in the passion fruit puree and syrup
4. Fill the shaker with crushed ice and shake it vigorously for 1 minute.
5. Pour the cocktail into a tumbler full of ice
6. Garnish with red chillies and passion fruit shell

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French 75
Every wedding reception needs a Champagne cocktail and this is probably our favourite, a delicious tapestry of gin, bubbles and lemon, plus it looks fantastic.
The Ingredients:
37 1/2 ml Tanqueray No10 Gin, splash Champagne, 10 ml Sugar Syrup, 15 ml Lemon Juice
How to Make:
• Chill Champagne flute with soda water.
• Add sugar syrup, gin and lemon juice into a mixing tin.
• Top up with ice and then shake for 10 seconds.
• Fine strain contents of mixing tin into Champagne flute and top up with Champagne.
Blushing Bride
With a name like Blushing Bride, we had to include this on our wedding cocktail list. This is a delicate little Champagne cocktail for those who like their mixed drinks a little sweeter. And it looks pretty as well.
The Ingredients:
25 ml Peach Schnapps, 100 ml Champagne, 25 ml Grenadine Syrup
How to Make:
• Pour the peach schnapps and grenadine syrup into a Champagne flute.
• Top-up with Champagne.

Cocktails for wedding day

Loving the sound of these? If you would like a cocktail bar and cocktail bartender to mix and serve cocktails at your big day, get in touch with Social and Cocktail at events@socialandcocktail.co.uk and they will put together a fantastic package for you.
So, it seems I’m not the only one with good taste if the French Martini is the most popular wedding cocktail here in Scotland. And with the addition of egg white to the Amaretto Sour, that one may even cover three food groups. Bonus! I know what we’ll be doing this weekend… Which cocktail will you be serving on your big day? Christina x
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