5 Cocktail Recipes to Turn Up the Heat at Your Winter Wedding. #WinterWeddingSeries
Hi folks, we’re back again with our #WinterWeddingSeries!
We recently brought to you a list of some of the best winter wedding drinks to warm up your end-of-the-year wedding affair. But then it hit us that it really doesn’t do justice to all the fabulous alcoholic ideas that we could give to you as well. If you think cocktails > mocktails, then we share the same boat, my friend. Because really, isn’t everything so much more fun? So yeah, if you’re out there looking for the most awesome cocktails to serve at your upcoming wedding bash, then you have come to the right place.
Warning: Your guests are going to get so turnt!
SPICED RED WINE SANGRIA
Ideal for the chilly weather. This drink is the perfect mixture of fruity and spicy. Not to mention how pretty the deep berry hue looks with all those fruit slices.
1 bottle spiced red wine
3/4th cup brandy
1 cup apple cider
1 cup diced apple slices
Empty the bottle of spiced red wine into a large pitcher. Slowly add the brandy, then the apple cider. Stir, and then add the diced apples to the mixture. Let the mixture sit overnight to intensify in flavour before serving.
Who doesn’t love coffee?! Always a good pick-me-up. Even better with some good old Irish whiskey. Preferably Jameson. =)
If you don’t have access to Irish whiskey, just add any, it’ll be just as awesome.
Your favourite coffee
1 oz. (a shot glass) of Jameson Irish whiskey. Or any whiskey works.
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Chocolate or cinnamon toppings
Brew hot coffee. Add whiskey and brown sugar (add or reduce depending on sweetness preference) into the coffee. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream. Add your chocolate/cinnamon toppings to garnish.
SPIKED APPLE CIDER
Apple juice with alcohol! What could me more perfect. Bittersweet blend of yum.
4 oz. ginger beer
¼ oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. apple cider
Combine the apple cider, rum and lime juice in a glass. Stir.
Add the ginger beer. Top with a lime wedge, if you like.
A martini is always classy! Add some spunk to the drink by adding some raspberries. That and a dash of lemon? Heavenly.
1 ½ parts raspberry flavoured vodka
1 part fresh lemon juice
1 part triple sec
6 fresh raspberries
Pour vodka, lemon juice, triple sec and 3 fresh raspberries into a shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass with 3 remaining raspberries in bottom of glass and garnish with mint leaves.
CRANBERRY GINGER FIZZ
This one may be a little work to put together, but trust me, it’s worth it. Sweet, refreshing and delicious, this gin based drink is going to wow all your guests.
1 cup sugar syrup
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 ½ cups of dry gin
1 cup of ginger ale
Heat the syrup until it’s boiling, add the cranberries and simmer until they begin to burst, then remove from the heat.
Add to a large pitcher and muddle with the lemon wedges and orange slices. Stir in the gin, and allow it to steep, then strain into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.
Fill four glasses with ice and a 1/4 cup of ginger ale, then strain the gin mixture on top, and garnish with cranberries and mint.
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