With warm weather upon us, I thought it was time to share a couple of summertime cocktails. For you brides who have yet to pin down your signature drink for your wedding day, these are two options that would satisfy almost any wedding goer.
This first drink was concocted using a Food Network lemonade recipe. It was twisted into a refreshing gin drink that gets even the non-gin drinkers begging for more.
• 2 small sprigs fresh rosemary, plus more for serving (optional)
• Kosher salt
• 1 cup fresh lemon juice, or more to taste
• 1/2 cup agave nectar or other natural sweetener, or more to taste
• Seltzer Water
• Lemon slices, for serving (optional)
Directions (for the lemonade):
Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add the rosemary and a pinch of salt. Cover and steep, 30 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and cool to room temperature.
Stir the lemon juice, agave nectar and 2 cups cold water into the pitcher. Add more lemon juice or agave nectar to taste.
To Make the Drink:
Pour two ounces of Gin into a glass filled with ice, top with Rosemary Lemonade and finish with a splash of seltzer water. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a sprig of rosemary.
The second recipe is just plain bubbly and delicious. It is perfect for the bride who doesn’t want to have a “signature” drink, but still has a champagne toast. Add a little creativity to the toast by kicking the normal champagne up a notch.
- 1oz. Pomegranate Juice
- 4oz. Chilled Champagne
In a Champagne flute, pour in the pomegranate juice. Top with Champagne
Garnish with pomegranate seeds or raspberries if desired.