Seize The Moment

Toast to a long, happy marriage with delicious cocktails and mocktails guaranteed to be a hit on your big day. Mixologist and travel enthusiast Suchana Bera fills in the details

Sweet Negroni

A beautifully rose-colored drink, this Negroni is the perfect signature cocktail for a wedding reception with a red colour palette.

Ingredient Checklist

½ ounce Campari

1-ounce sweet vermouth

2 ounces gin

Orange zest

Preparation

Combine vermouth, Campari, and gin in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, and shake. Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with zest.

 

Beer Margarita

Get the best of both worlds by combining two popular wedding drinks, beer and margaritas into one refreshing and delicious sip.

The perfect pre-made cocktail for your tailgating festivities. Prepare a large batch and divide into mason jars with lids for easy storage in the cooler. Bring limes and straws to add once the drinks are served.

Ingredients

12 oz. can frozen limeade concentrate

12 oz. tequila

12 oz. beer

12 oz. cold water

4 oz. orange flavored liqueur – Aperol

Ice, Limes, Mason jars, Straws

Preparation

In a large pitcher, mix limeade, tequila, beer, water and orange liqueur until limeade is dissolved. (Use the limeade can for measuring).

Fill jars with ice then pour cocktail mixture evenly into jar

Lazy Mimosa

Ingredients

1/2 cup pink sanding sugar

1 (750-ml) bottle brut Champagne

4 tablespoons pineapple juice

4 tablespoons blood orange juice

2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Aperol or Grand Marnier)

Preparation

Dip the rims of the champagne flutes in water. Dip again in the pink sanding sugar.

Divide Champagne between 2 glasses. Add half of both juices to each glass and top with orange liqueur.

Rosy Mint Julep (A twist on the Classic)

Put your own, unique spin on the classic mint julep by mixing in your favourite flavoured simple syrup and topping with flowers or fruit.

The cranberry and rosemary-infused simple syrup adds a rich herbal and refreshing flavour.

Ingredients

32 ounces water

16 ounces sugar

1 pint fresh cranberries/ strawberries/ raspberries

10 sprigs rosemary (7-10 inches long)/ rose petals

Bourbon (Wild Turkey/ Woodford Reserve)

Soda & crushed ice

Mint Leaves

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Strain the simple syrup and refrigerate in an air-tight container.

Muddle the mint leaves and simple syrup. Add bourbon and serve in a traditional mint julep cup over crushed ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a sprig of rosemary/ rose petals and three fresh cranberries/ strawberries/blackberries.

 

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