Sip on these royal wedding inspired cocktails this weekend and feel like a true queen

Cue the Queen’s Guard — it’s finally here!

After months of anticipation and buildup, the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is finally set to take place Saturday morning.

But the road to get here has been anything from smooth sailing — With heartbreaking drama between the bride-to-be and her family to certain royals being left off the guest list, the whole world will be watching with fingers crossed that everything goes according to plan as Markle lives out every American girl’s dream of becoming royalty.

The stress is enough to make anyone want sip on a cold one — well, a sophisticated cold one since this is the royal wedding after all!

So whether you’ll be raising one Saturday in relief, celebration of the happy couple, out of confusion as to why your invitation seemingly was lost in the mail (raising our hands over here) or a combination of all three, these royal wedding inspired libations are sure to do the trick.

Here are our top picks — Cheers!

Royal Wedding cocktails
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Royal Wedding cocktails

NOLET’S Silver English Rose

1.5 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin
2 Strawberries
0.5 oz. Rhubarb Syrup (1 c. Rhubarb, 1 c. Sugar, 1 c. Water simmered and cooled)
0.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1 Egg White
3 Drops Bitters

In a mixing tin, muddle the strawberries with syrup and lemon juice.
Add remaining ingredients and shake well without ice.
Fill with ice and shake again for 25 seconds.
Double strain into a chilled Coupe glass. 

Blueberry Maple Fizz

1/2 cup blueberries, plus extra for garnish
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup Pure Leaf Unsweetened Black Iced Tea
Prosecco (or club soda for non-alcoholic version)

In a cocktail shaker, muddle together blueberries, maple syrup and lime juice. Add tea and ice and shake vigorously. Strain into two champagne flutes and top with Prosecco. Garnish with a few extra blueberries.

Markle Sparkle

Hangar 1 Rose Vodka
Club Soda

This cocktail is available at Boxwood on the Roof, the summertime rooftop restaurant and bar at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, for $14

Classic B&T

1 part Beefeater
2 parts Tonic
Cube ice

Add gin, then half fill the glass with tonic. Add a wheel of lemon and another of orange to glass. Top with tonic and stir. Garnish to liking.

Spiked Seltzer Slice of Spiked

3 oz. Spiked Seltzer Ventura Lemon
¼ t. vanilla extract
1-2 drops tonic bitters
¼ oz. lemon juice
¾ oz. elderflower liqueur
1 oz. Champagne
¼ t. orange marmalade

Build ingredients in a Champagne flute, add orange marmalade, top off with Spiked Seltzer and stir.
Garnish with fresh edible flower.

When Harry Met Meghan

1.5oz.The Botanist Gin
.75 oz.Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice 
.75 oz.Elderflower Liqueur
1.5 oz.Sparkling Rosé 

Add The Botanist Gin, Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice and Elderflower Liqueur to shaker. Fill with ice and shake. Strain into a champagne flute. Top with Sparking Rosé. Garnish with lemon peel

The Kensington Spritzer 

2 ounces MALFY Gin
.50 ounces Lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake gin, juice, and bitters with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Top with chilled prosecco.


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