4 Cocktails to Rock Your Royal Wedding After-Party

Royal Wedding Cocktails
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something, Something Booze!

The dedicated royal-watchers here at Madtini World Headquarters are walking around in a sleep-deprived cloudy haze this afternoon. We were all up waaaay too early at 4am in our shiny crowns and tiaras. We swooned and cheered as William & Kate arrived at Westminster Abbey, we celebrity watched (squeeee, it’s the Beckhams!) and gazed in wonder at all those crazy hats.

As the street parties, receptions and parties continue throughout the UK, at Madtini we’re ready to kick back and relax with a few Friday night cocktails. We’ve picked four of our favorite royal wedding cocktails from the dozens and dozens posted by famed mixologists from around the world. Enjoy!

Something Old

Blushing Bride
The Blushing Bride
Bartending consultant and Tanqueray global ambassador Angus Winchester has put together a few suggestions for a royal wedding reception cocktail menu.

The first is the Blushing Bride a fresh and flavorful drink taken from the classic Savoy Cocktail Book first published by the Savoy Hotel in 1930 and featuring recipes compiled by famed barman Harry Craddock.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz Tanqueray dry gin
  • 3/4 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz grenadine

Preparation
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Finish it off with a flames orange zest.

Something New

The Newlyweds
Newlyweds Cocktail
A brand new original cocktail from Angus Winchester, this delicious cocktail is served in a tall glass to represent the William & Kate’s long life together. The drink features the King of Fruit, the pineapple known for its crown of leaves.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Tanqueray dry gin
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 3 chunks fresh pineapple
  • 1 small slice fresh ginger
  • Soda

Preparation
Muddle the ginger slice, fresh pineapple chunks and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, lemon juice and several ice cubes. Shake well and then double strain into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple.

Something Borrowed

Regal CV Cocktail
Regal CV Cocktail
We borrowed this cocktail recipe from Wedding Planner and Event Expert Colin Cowie, who serves an ‘A List’ of celebrities including including Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Aniston and many more. For the occasion of the royal wedding he has created the Regal CV Cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Chambord Flavored Vodka
    (we used 1 1/2 oz Vodka and 1/2 oz Chambord)
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 3 slices of cucumber
  • 3 fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

Preparation
Muddle the cucumber slices, raspberries and simple syrup in a mixing glass. Add Chambord, vodka and lemon juice and several ice cubes. Shake well and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of cucumber and two fresh raspberries.

Something Booze… I mean Blue

Blue Sapphire Royal-tini
Blue Sapphire Royaltini
This cocktail was created by Leslie Riddle, the mixologist for Café 4750 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, in honor the of the royal couple. Leslie explained “I kept coming back to the image of the sapphire ring that William gave Kate for their engagement”, and the Royal-tini was born.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Bombay Sapphire gin
  • 3/4 oz blue curaçao
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

Preparation
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktails shaker with ice. Shake well then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a wheel of lime.

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A Madtini Night Out: a Gin & TRONic and the UltraAVX Experience

Gin & TRONicLast Friday Cineplex Canada & Cloud Agents invited the Madtini crew (and most of the Toronto digital community) out for a screening of TRON at the new UltraAVX theatre at brand-spanking new Scotiabank Theatre at the corner John & Richmond in Toronto. The evening started out with TRON-themed cocktails and snacks in the lounge. We were greeted with a table of Green TRON-themed cocktails which we helped ourselves to. Before you knew it we were ushered to our seats along with free popcorn and drink.

The theatre features a wall-to-wall screen, advanced sound system, large rocker seats and our favorite feature; reserved seating. Being able to reserve a seat in advance takes a lot of the stress out of searching for a seat or arriving early to beat the crowd. It would also minimize the “Is that seat taken?” questions or lost couples searching for their partners with whispers of “Honey?” in the dark theatre after a mid-movie washroom break.

The TRON movie may have suffered a bit in the acting and story department (as did the original) – but the pumping soundtrack produced by Daft Punk and stunning 3D visuals made up for any shortcomings.

Later that night (after coming home from another party) we served ourselves a tribute drink, the Gin & TRONic. A slight twist on the popular cocktail usually served with a wedge and squeeze of lime. We gingerly cut ourselves a long twist of the lemon skin to represent the yellow trails of the light cycles.

Gin & TRONic

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Hendrick’s Gin
  • 3 oz Schweppes Gin & Tonic
  • A very, very long slice of lemon zest (to represent the light cycle trails)

Preparation
Slice out a very long piece of lemon zest. Best idea is to use a lemon zester, I sliced in circles around the lemon and then peeled away the extra inner layer. Add ice cubes to a rocks glass, then pour the gin and tonic over the ice. Stir gently and serve.