Yeah yeah, I know….I haven’t written in a really long time!
Life may have been getting in the way of my blogging, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been out and about eating and drinking to my hearts content. Trust me, I definitely have! There will be posts coming shortly on these places, but bare with me in the next few months.
For those fussy readers who don’t know me personally, I should let you know that I recently got engaged (YAY!) to my Beverage Director fiance who is usually mentioned on here as FutureGreg.
Wedding planning is extremely time consuming, but I am having the most incredible fun with it all. To keep my readers in the loop, I thought it would be nice to put up the two Punch recipes that we provided at our recent Engagement party. They were such a success, we intend on having them again at the wedding itself. Greg came up with both recipes, although I take credit for their wonderful names.
The Drunken Bride
- 750ml No.3 Gin
- 300ml fresh lemon juice
- 300ml simple syrup
- 100ml strawberry juice
- 100ml cucumber juice
- 200ml soda water
Serve in a Punch bowl over large ice cube.
Serves approx 14. Double ingredients (like we did) to serve more, obviously!
This punch was a HUGE success at the party. It’s refreshing, fruity and delightful as a summer drink. Greg made this on the sweeter side for me, and was designed with the girls in mind. Beautifully balanced and reminded me of a Strawberry lemonade. Easy to drink and even easier to get tipsy on!
Oaxocan Down the Aisle
- 750ml Yorkshire Tea infused Mezcal Ilegal (20 minute cold brew with 4 tea bags)
- 300ml lemon juice
- 300ml runny honey (2parts colver honey: 1 part filtered water)
Served over large ice cube. Serves 14
For those who don’t understand the humor in this name, Oaxacan is pronounced (wa-ha-ken) and is the name of the people from Oaxaca, Mexico. It was created to pair my ‘British side’ (the English Tea infusion) with Greg’s Mexican side (Mezcal).
This Punch was deliciously smoky with an interesting twist from the yorkshire tea, that I felt gave an almost creamy element to the drink and softened the Mezcal. I originally didn’t think the flavor pairings would work when FutureGreg suggested it, but it came out perfectly. Really delicious and original flavors.
Anyway, that’s all for now! Here is a photo of us at our Engagement party with delicious Sprinkles cupcakes.