With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding fast approaching, what better way to mark the biggest wedding of the year than by hosting your own very own party complete with cocktails and mocktails?
The Ice Co has designed five Great British tipples for you to serve to your friends and family on the big day!
Raspberry Lemonade, by The Ice Co
This homemade taste bud-tickling mocktail is perfect for sharing with family and friends. With raspberry picking season shortly upon us, this is a great way to try something different with your fresh raspberries.
5 handfuls of The Ice Co Party Ice cubes
5 handfuls of fresh raspberries
4 tablespoons of caster sugar
Grated zest and juice of 4 waxed lemons
1 litre of sparkling water
Lemon slice to garnish
Place ¾ of the raspberries in a bowl and toss with the caster sugar
Puree through a sieve into a jug
Mix the lemon zest and juice into the jug and top with sparkling water
Add the Party Ice cubes and stir well
Add the remaining raspberries and a few slices of lemon, then serve
Tip: You can make the base mixture beforehand and keep it chilled in the fridge – just add the Party Ice and garnish before serving.
The ‘Harkle Sparkle’ Royal Wedding Party Punch, by The Ice Co
The Ice Co has created the perfect party punch especially for the Royal Wedding, named after the happy couple! Containing strawberries, it’s very British, and the addition of prosecco gives it that all-important classy touch.
3 handfuls of The Ice Co Crushed Ice
5 handfuls of strawberries
4 tablespoons of sugar
10ml of vodka or strawberry liqueur
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 bottle of chilled prosecco
Add the crushed ice, strawberries, vodka or strawberry liqueur, sugar and lemon juice to a blender then blend until smooth
Pour over a fine strainer into a pitcher
Fill a champagne glass 1/4 full with the mixture and slowly top with prosecco
Stir gently and enjoy!
Note: You can make this a mocktail by switching the vodka or liqueur for berry cordial, and the prosecco for lemonade.
Cucumber Collins, by The Ice Co
This already popular cocktail choice has been given an English twist for the Royal Wedding! Freshen up a Tom Collins with fresh cucumber and pair with a local craft gin, recently crowned as Britain’s favourite spirit.
2 handfuls of The Ice Co Premium Ice Cubes, which are large and designed to melt slowly to create the perfect drink
50ml local craft gin
15ml measure of Limoncello
15ml measure of lemon juice
10ml measure of sugar syrup
Cucumber and mint garnish.
Fill a tall glass with the Premium Ice Cubes
Pour in the gin, Limoncello, lemon juice and sugar syrup
Top with soda water and stir
Garnish with a cucumber slice and serve
Royal Rhubarb Refresher, by The Ice Co
Deliciously tangy rhubarb is grown in Yorkshire’s famous Rhubarb Triangle and it’s in season right now. Mixing it with ginger in this recipe creates a refreshing cooler with a bitter twist, which is perfect for a warm spring day.
4 handfuls of The Ice Co Party Ice cubes
25ml rhubarb syrup
½ cup of juice from 2 to 3 limes
Lime wedges to garnish.
Add the rhubarb syrup and lime juice to a large jug or pitcher and mix
Fill the jug half full with ice and add the ginger beer
Stir well before garnishing with lime wedges
Note: If you want to make an alcoholic version, simply add 25ml of gin or vodka to each glass before pouring the mixture in.
Pink Ginberry, by The Ice Co
Pink gin cocktails are a hot trend right now – and they’re simple and delicious to make at home. Garnish with strawberries and mint to create the ultimate posh cocktail for the Royal Wedding.
3-4 of The Ice Co Super Cubes which contain natural spring water
25ml Pink Gin
Fresh mint to garnish.
Add Super Cubes to a large wine or balloon glass
Pour in the pink gin and prosecco then top up with lemonade
Garnish with strawberries and mint before serving
All recipes are by The Ice Co.