If you’re planning a cocktail party to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, you’ve probably already started thinking about your menu. If you’re planning on serving libations along with your canapes, think beyond champagne and get creative with some festive cocktails.
According to Serious Eats, brown ale used to be known as “the beer of the British masses” but if you want to avoid a royal beer belly this year, opt for a lower-calorie cocktail and save the brew for after swimsuit season. We tracked down two cocktail recipes from Grey Goose that include fresh, light spring flavors so you can sip without wrecking your diet.
Whether you are watching the procession from Buckingham Palace or the comfort of your own home, toast to the bride and groom with an elegant cocktail fit for royalty.
GREY GOOSE Blushing Dutchess
- 2 parts GREY GOOSE Vodka
- 3 wedges peeled and seeded grapefruit
- turbinado sugar for rimming the glass
- 1/2 teaspoon turbinado sugar
- 1 part triple sec
Rub the grapefruit around the outside edge of the glass and then roll in the turbinado sugar. Place the sugar and grapefruit in the bottom of a shaker, muddle thoroughly. Add GREY GOOSE Vodka, triple sec and ice. Shake well. Pour drink including ice and grapefruit into a rimmed rocks glass.
GREY GOOSE White Tie and Tiara
- 1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE Le Citron Flavored Vodka
- 1 part lychee juice
- 1 part white grapefruit juice
- 1/2 part fresh lime juice
- 1/4 part jasmine syrup
In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with plenty of cubed ice. Shake vigorously until shaker beads with sweat. Finish with a squeeze of grapefruit rind to release essential oils. Spray the inside of a martini glass with rose water, then strain and pour the cocktail and serve with a white flower.