With less than two weeks to go until the Royal Wedding everyone's buzzing about William and Kate's big day – So celebrate than with a few cocktails fit for a Prince and Princess. Belvedere Vodka’s head of mixology, Claire Smith created some cocktails to help celebrate.
From hosting a Royal Wedding viewing party, to curling up on their couches in the comfort of their own homes, these recipes will have them filled with the merriment that accompanies a few good cocktails.
If you’re hosting a Royal Wedding viewing party, a bowl of the Belvedere Royal Wedding Punch will keep your guests happy and you out of the kitchen, leaving you free to mingle with your guests.
Belvedere Royal Wedding Punch
1.5 Litres (50oz) Belvedere Pure
50 oz Green tea
20 oz Apple juice
3 oz Absinthe
20 oz Lemonade
8 oz Simple Syrup
For those determined to stay as close to Britian’s roots as possible, the Barley Punch gives you that little ode to the British Isles with its use of barley syrup.
Belvedere Barley Punch
8.5oz Belvedere Vodka
4oz Fresh lemon juice
3oz Barley simple syrup
16oz Soda water
Garnish with lemon wedges
Method: Add all ingredients to a pitcher. Top with ice and mix.
There’s no better drink for a prince than the Pineapple Mary, with a hint of hot smoked paprika – shaken, not stirred.
Belvedere Pineapple Mary
1.5oz Belvedere BM
3oz Fresh Pineapple juice
0.75oz Fresh Lime juice
2 bar spoon Simple syrup
2 dashes Orange bitters
1/8 bar spoon Smoked paprika (hot)
Garnish with a pineapple chunk
Method: Shake and strain all ingredients into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice.
With a slight nod to the English pastime – tea time can come at all hours, because no cocktail is as fitting for a princess as the Earl Grey Fizz.
Belvedere Earl Grey Fizz
1 oz Belvedere Vodka (or Citrus)
¾ oz Earl grey tea syrup
Method: Shake ingredients and strain into a champagne flute. Top with Moet et Chandon Brut Imperial
Garnish with a Lemon twist or redcurrants.