Top 5 Christmas Wedding Cocktailsby Liz Gatherer
We love a winter wedding at Christmas time, the dark nights are so romantic when you have fires burning, candles lit, fairly lights twinkling and a touch of magic in the air. To get your taste buds in the mood, and your party glow on, we’ve selected 5 of our favourite Christmas wedding cocktails for you to make and enjoy at home!
No. 1 Christmas wedding cocktail - Warm Winter Cup
Who doesn’t love a Pimm’s in the summertime, but what about the winter version? This is so quick and easy to make, be sure that you use a heat proof glass or a mug and garnish with a slice of apple and orange and a cinnamon stick. All you need to do is heat together 50 ml of Pimm’s No. 1 in a saucepan with 150ml of clear apple juice.
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Cocktail themed real wedding
Wedition couple G&A share a passion for cocktails and decided that they would theme their wedding around this passion! We styled their wedding brochure to complement their theme, their guests loved sieving it on the day of their wedding and learning all the cocktail details - from the cocktail flavoured wedding cake to and interview with the wedding party, where each one shared their favourite cocktail choice! We include the couple’s wedding menu on the back cover, we made it look like a cocktail menu! G&A used their Wedition to share their proposal story, the story of how they made their own wedding rings and we also included a history of their wedding venue.
2 Winter G&T’s to try as Christmas wedding cocktails
Who doesn’t love a G&T? I don’t know about you, but it is my go-to summer drink, it certainly isn’t something I would immediately reach for at Christmas time…. until I stumbled upon this tantalising recipe on the Sipsmith recipe pages! You will need 25ml each of Sipsmith London Dry Gin and Sipsmith Sloe Gin, top with chilled Indian tonic water.
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Is this still too cold for your Christmas? How about an alternative Christmas wedding cocktail - a hot G&T! Combine 50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin with 20ml Jack Rudy Tonic Syrup and 10ml sugar syrup in a heatproof glass or mug. Top with boiling water and garnish with a twist of orange.
Wedition Hot Tip: Ask your caterer to create a signature Christmas cocktail for you wedding day, not only will you be able to choose the name of your cocktail, we would also be delighted to include the recipe for it inside your Wedition so your guests can enjoy recreating your special Christmas wedding cocktail at home!
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Clementine Bellini - the perfect Christmas cocktail for your wedding speeches
If you are planning to toast your speeches with Prosecco then why not sprinkle some Christmas magic into your glass and serve these charming Clementine Bellinis. Juice a 600g bag of clementines to make around 300ml of clementine juice, mix with 3 tbsps of Grand Marnier. Pour into 8 champagne flutes and top with Prosecco.
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Mistletoe Martini - a true Christmas wedding cocktail
This refreshing cranberry and elderflower vodka cocktail offers a light alternative to heavier cream based winter cocktails. To make this scrumptious Christmas cocktail you will need 40ml each of vodka and cranberry juice, 15ml each of elderflower liquor and sugar syrup, shake the ingredients in a shaker with ice, strain into a martini glass and garnish with cranberries and mint leaves.
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Mulled Pomegranate Warmer - Christmas wedding cocktail & mocktail
Mulled Pomegranate Warmer Cocktail
This is a gorgeous recipe from The Spruce Eats, a mulled wine with the delicious addition of pomegranate.
- 1 cup Parma (pomegranate liqueur)
- 2 bottles of dry red wine
- 2 cups of white sugar
- 1¼ cups water
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 12 whole cloves
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 4 sliced lemons
- 2 sliced oranges
Add the first 5 ingredients to a saucepan and stir over a medium to low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer gently for 15 - 20 minutes, do not let the mixture boil. You can strain the wine but I like it served with all the bits in! Enjoy!
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Mulled Pomegranate Warmer Mocktail
- 1 litre of pomegranate juice
- a rosemary sprig
- a cinnamon stick
- ½ a teaspoon of coriander seeds
- 1 tsp sumac
- ½ an orange, sliced
- ¼ tsp orange blossom water
Put all of the ingredients apart from the orange blossom water in a saucepan and simmer gently for around 10 minutes. Sieve into a jug and stir in the orange blossom water. Serve in heatproof glasses or mugs.
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Incorporating your love of cocktails within your Christmas wedding
If you would like to share your wedding details in an authentic and magical way with your wedding guests, we would be delighted to create a Wedition styled to your Christmas wedding theme and colour scheme. Along with your proposal story and wedding party introductions, we can include the intricate details of your day, perhaps your venue has created a signature Christmas cocktail for you and you have named it, we can include the recipe inside your Wedition for your guests to enjoy at home.
Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to get your video call booked so we can start making your day even more memorable.
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