Raspberry Lemonade by The Ice Co.
Raspberry Lemonade by The Ice Co.

Five Great British cocktail and mocktail recipes for the Royal Wedding

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.

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.

The Harkle Sparkle by The Ice Co.

The Harkle Sparkle by The Ice Co.

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.

Cucumber Collins by the Ice Co.

Cucumber Collins by the Ice Co.

Ingredients:

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

Soda water

Cucumber and mint garnish.

Method:

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.

The Royal Rhubarb Refresher by The Ice Co.

The Royal Rhubarb Refresher by The Ice Co.

Ingredients:

4 handfuls of The Ice Co Party Ice cubes

25ml rhubarb syrup

½ cup of juice from 2 to 3 limes

Ginger beer

Lime wedges to garnish.

Method:

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.

Ingredients:

3-4 of The Ice Co Super Cubes which contain natural spring water

25ml Pink Gin

50ml Prosecco

Lemonade

Strawberries

Fresh mint to garnish.

Method:

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.