Royal Wedding cocktails for Canadians to toast the royal couple!
Royal Wedding cocktails for Canadians to toast the royal couple! In anticipation of the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, we chat with royal mixologist Angus Winchester, having served royalty and created 4 special cocktails in honour of the wedding with 2 billon expected to enjoy! Doc Angus Winchester with his Doctor’s bag filled with an assortment of instruments! Shaker, shot glass, mixer and more! Angus Winchester, esteemed British mixologist who has shaken and served cocktails for the royal family says “the historical significance of royal wedding cocktails began in 1840, when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert featured a Claret Punch to commemorate their nuptials. This tradition continued throughout the years inspiring classic cocktails from the famed Savoy in London which included Wedding Bells, hand‐crafted for the groom’s grandparents in 1947 when Queen Elizabeth married Prince Phillip, and the Blushing Monarch created with much admiration for his beloved mother in 1981 when Princess Diana married Prince Charles.” Gin is one of the oldest white spirits and is commonly used in royal wedding cocktails. It’s also a self‐professed favourite of the Queen whose preferred tipple is a gin and wine aperitif, while her husband Prince Phillip enjoys a classic gin martini. This history has paved the way for gin to be a featured ingredient in Prince William and Kate’s royal cocktails, following in the footsteps of their ancestors before them. Angus Winchester, who has shaken and served cocktails for the Royal Family, shakes up a quartet of cocktails using Tanqueray Gin, drawing inspiration from the classic Victorian wedding adage ‘something, old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue! The Wine Ladies enjoy the cocktails and join in the fun! “The Blushing Bride”, “Something Blue” and “Something Borrowed” are the cocktails featured starting with The Wine Ladies, Georgia’s, Susanne’s and Angus’. Something Blue was created in honour of the sapphire ring worn by Princess Diana, this eye catching drink sparkles and pleases the palate! Recipes to enjoy as you watch the nuptials on TV Something Old This classic drink, documented in the famed Savoy cocktail book, embodies everything we love about Kate: it is fresh and lively with an understated elegance, and the grenadine twist makes it a true “blushing bride”. The Blushing Bride ¾ oz. Tanqueray Dry Gin ¾ oz. Triple Sec ½ oz Orange juice ½oz Lemon juice ½oz Grenadine Shake all very hard and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with Flamed Orange Zest. Something New An original cocktail hand‐crafted for Prince William and Kate, this drink is served in a long glass to represent the couples’ long life together, featuring the King of Fruit, the pineapple – so termed for its crown of leaves. The Newlyweds 1.5oz Tanqueray Dry Gin 1oz fresh lemon juice 1oz simple syrup 3 chunks fresh pineapple 1 small slice fresh ginger Soda Muddle fruit and add remaining ingredients, except the soda. Shake hard and strain into tall ice filled glass. Add fizz and garnish with pineapple leaf and pineapple wedge. Something Borrowed “Borrowed” from world‐renowned female mixologist, Audrey Saunders, this cocktail is intended to demonstrate equality in marriage featuring equal part ingredients with a touch of spice (important in all good marriages). Yin and Yang ¾ oz Tanqueray Dry Gin ¾ oz Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth Dash Orange Bitters Stir all together and strain into chilled cocktail glass, garnish with orange twist Something Blue In honour of the sentimental sapphire engagement ring worn by the much beloved late Princess Diana, this eye‐catching drink sparkles when it forms a brilliant blue ring on the bottom of the glass, also predicting blue skies ahead for the happy couple. Colour Me Royal .75oz Tanqueray Dry Gin 1/2oz Maraschino Liqueur ½ fresh lemon juice 1 bar spoon Blue Curacao Shake all ingredients (except Blue Curacao) hard and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Slowly pour Blue Curacao down the inside of the glass to lie at the bottom
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