Are you planning a right Royal knees up for the Coronation weekend? Not sure what to serve? Check out our top 5 Coronation Cocktails for inspo. It’s time to dig out your best glasses and toast King Charles with one (or more we won’t judge!) of these delicious drinks!
PORTIA’S HAPPY HOUR CUCUMBER & LYCHEE MARTINI
Queen of Cocktail hour, Portia Freeman’s scrumptious Cucumber & Lychee Martini is the perfect Coronation Cocktail. Soak up the booze with plenty of Cucumber Sandwiches! Check out Portia’s fabulous Instagram account for more dreamy cocktail inspo
- a thumb size of cucumber
- 30ml lychee syrup (get this from canned lychees)
- 5ml Demerara syrup
- 15ml sake
- 50ml Vodka
- 1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
- Garnish, cucumber ribbons and 1 lychee
- Pop your glass into the freezer
- Remove the skin from cucumber and chop into quarters
- Add cucumber to the shaker along with lychee syrup, Demerara syrup and then middle
- Once muddled, add your sake, vodka and bitters
- Add ice and shake
- Double strain into chilled glass, garnish
WAITROSE PASSION FRUIT CORONATION COCKTAIL
Waitrose always have great cocktail recipes and their Passion Fruit Coronation Cocktail is no exception. Fresh, fruity and perfect for garden parties! It can be made alcohol free too, by replacing the gin with Sipsmith FreeGlider, and the Champagne with Belvoir Elderflower Pressé.
- 200ml Gin
- 3 tbsp No.1 Passion Fruit Curd
- 75ml bottle Champagne, chilled
- 24 raspberries
- 1 passion fruit (optional)
Place ingredients in a jug, stir together the gin with the passion fruit curd. Cover and set aside in the fridge if preparing in advance.
When ready to serve, divide the gin mix between 8 cocktail glasses, such as a coupe, then top up with Champagne.
Place 2-3 raspberries into each glass, then add a little passion fruit, if using, and serve.
CLASSIC KIR ROYALE
You can’t beat a Kir Royal. This classic cocktail recipe from BBC Good Food is truly fit for the new King.
- 1 tbsp crème de cassis
- 1 fresh or frozen blackberry
Pour the crème de cassis into the bottom of a champagne flute.
Top with chilled champagne and garnish with the fresh or frozen blackberry.
RASPBERRY LEMONADE SUNSET DRINK
You can always cont on Good Housekeeping for great recipes. We love this mocktail. It’s perfectly refreshing and great to share with the kids at your Coronation party!
- 6 unwaxed lemons, plus extra slices to garnish
- 200-250g icing sugar, to taste
- FOR THE RASPBERRY PURÉE
- juice 2 lemons
- 300 g raspberries, plus extra to garnish
- 50 g icing sugar
- crushed ice
- paper umbrellas, optional
For the lemonade, roughly chop the lemons, discarding any pips. Empty into a blender or food processor, add 200g icing sugar and 400ml water and whizz until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug, working the pulp well (discard pulp). Stir in 1.3 litre cold water. Taste and adjust sweetness, sifting and stirring in more icing sugar, if needed. Cover and chill until cold.
For the raspberry purée, put all the ingredients into the blender/food processor (no need to clean it first) and whizz until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve into a separate jug, working pulp well (discard the seeds). Chill until needed.
To serve, fill 8 tall glasses with crushed ice and divide the raspberry purée between them. Slowly top up with the lemonade mixture. Garnish with raspberries, lemon slices and a paper umbrella, if using. Serve.
CLOVER CLUB COCKTAIL
Raspberries just scream British garden party, making this Delish Clover Club the ideal addition to your Coronation soiree.
- 50 ml gin
- 20 ml lemon juice
- 20 ml raspberry syrup, we used Monin raspberry syrup
- 1 egg white
- 3 raspberries, to garnish
Add ingredients to a shake, and shake vigorously without ice for around 30 seconds to emulsify the ingredients.
Add ice and shake again until the drink is well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled martini glass. Thread 2-3 raspberries onto a cocktail stick and balance on top. Serve