9 of the best cocktails for a gin-lovers wedding
Co-owner of vintage horse box bar, The Gin Inn, Hannah Jackson shares her inside knowledge on the best gin cocktails to serve guests on your big day!
Gin, Cloudy Apple, Elderflower, Mint and Lime
Why? This quintessentially British cocktail is perfect for boho weddings in the rolling countryside. The ‘Country Garden’ classic is super-refreshing and incredibly more-ish on a hot summer’s day.
Prosecco with a touch for Elderflower Gin and a raspberry Why? Why not? Gin (has to be Nibbs!) & prosecco make the perfect pairing for any celebration – particularly a wedding! This heady combo tastes delicious and looks fantastic served with a sweet Scottish raspberry. We’ll raise a glass of four to that!
Six Dogs Blue Gin, Elderflower Tonic (Fever Tree) and Rose Petals
Why? Everyone comes back for more of this! So it’s no surprise to hear that the Six Dogs Blue Gin derives its name from the Blue Pea flower, aka Clitoria Ternatea (yep, you heard that right) – known for its aphrodisiac qualities in traditional medicine! The striking blue colour of this gin is a party piece on its own, yet the alchemy of this magical botanical is that it changes to a light pink colour when mixed with a good tonic! A rare find from Cape Town that you won’t find in many bars!
Rhubarb and Ginger Gin with Ginger Ale served with Rhubarb and Ginger Why? The dreamy combo of tart English rhubarb, with the spicy kick of ginger has become a favourite with gin aficionados. Perfect in a classic G&T, or add ginger beer over plenty of ice for a splendid summer tipple
Tanqueray de Silva with Mediterranean tonic and fresh orange Why? This Mediterranean beauty is made using the essence from bittersweet, ripening, oranges grown on sun-drenched trees in Seville. Balanced beautifully with Tanqueray London dry gin and served with Mediterranean tonic and fresh orange. One sip and you’ll be transported straight to the seductive city of Seville.
Pink Gordons lots of summer fruits and lemonade
Why? This unique pink blush gin, loaded with sweet berries, was inspired by an original Gordon’s recipe harking back to the 1880s. Served with fresh summer fruits and lemonade – this easy-drinker is sure to get great auntie Mary straight on the dancefloor!
Zymurgorium Sweet Violet Gin Liqueur, paired with lemonade
Why? For the rare creatures that don’t like gin, but have an epically sweet tooth - the Zymurgorium Sweet Violet Gin Liqueur, from Manchester’s Original artisan micro-distillery is the one for you. Paired with lashings of lemonade, it has a sweet pastelly taste and strong scent – sure to evoke childhood nostalgia with every sip!
Mermaid gin with Indian tonic and a cucumber Why? Swap your trusty Hendricks for a local variety of seaside-inspired Mermaid Gin from the Isle of Wight Distillery. Made with 10 meticulously sourced botanicals including: locally foraged rock samphire & elderflower, plus Boadicea hops grown in the local botanical gardens at Ventnor. Beautiful with Indian tonic and classic cucumber. Lovely.
Why? Okay, so we may be swapping out the gin for vodka and coffee liqueur (Obviously Maraba by Gorilla Spirits), but we’ll happily make an exception for this one. People go wild for espresso martini - so it’s always a good shout to have a batch coming out at a certain time in the evening! The perfect pick-me-up for any wedding celebration!
Good to know…
During the wedding breakfast the Gin Inn have a 'text for gin' service that goes down very well with all of the guests!