Bridal Lemonade Cocktail, of homemade lemonade, champagne, a splash of vodka and lots of ice, makes for a refreshing brides sip on an already hot day!
Oh, do I have a fabulous summertime cocktail for you, made with Homemade Lemonade!
An important health factor for a woman on her bridal day, is the need to remain hydrated. Often, with nerves and much on her mind, she will forget to hydrate.
Similarly, like kids on a busy summer day, playing and forgetting to hydrate, became the reason I created a refreshing, hydrating Strawberry Lemon Popsicle. The kids don’t realize the popsicle is for their health, but mama does.
My niece is an event and wedding planner for her family’s catering company. She created the most amazing refreshing cocktail for the, sometimes, hot headed brides.
Now, she says, during wedding season, this is her most popular cocktail; and so she named it The Lulu Lemon after herself, Lauren Upton!
The Bride’s Cocktail
What makes this cocktail so desired by brides? Well, first of all it’s light and refreshing, with lemon and mint.
But also, a bride knows she must remain poised throughout her reception and this cocktail has that little bite she wants from a splash of vodka.
Not too much booze because it really is kind of watered down from the lemonade and lots of ice.
Definitely a good idea to keep the bride from getting tipsy too early in the evening. But then, there’s champagne and let’s face it, every bride thinks of champagne as her special drink of the day.
Not to forget that this drink will not stain her dress should a little spill! (wink)
Lemonade Bridal Sips For A Martha Stewart Wedding
It was the spring of 2004, in Annapolis Maryland, in which a lovely wedding for an employee of Martha Stewart was being held at the historic Charles Carroll House.
I know, because I worked that wedding reception with my family’s catering company, Ken’s Creative Kitchen and was surprised the drink chosen to serve the guests as they arrived, was Lemonade!
This event was photographed and in the wedding issue of the magazine!
Cocktails For Brides
Back in the day, when I was growing up, there was no such thing as a ‘bride cocktail’. The popular drink that was served at a wedding was champagne.
Life has changed since those days, and many a bride likes to have her own unique cocktail created for her special day.
For a stunning springtime cocktail, I created a Cherry Blossom Bridal Cocktail, made with sake, since I often think of ‘sakura’ when I think of cherry blossoms.
Equally special is an autumn wedding, and for my autumn brides I’ve created the Blue Moon Cocktail which has an interesting story about full moons!
Why Make Homemade Lemonade?
Lemons are often in abundance during the summer months so what better time to make your own fresh, healthy, cost affective lemonade!
The oil in the lemon zest alone makes for a richer lemon flavor for a fabulous lemonade.
Lemonade And Mint
No sip is more refreshing than lemons and mint. Muddle a few mint leaves and allow them to steep in the lemon/sugar simple syrup, remove the leaves after 15 minutes and you have the bright and refreshing mint flavor without the leaves floating around your drink.
For an even quicker refreshing sip on a hot summer day, or an aid to a winter’s upset tummy, a Sparkling Mint Water might be just what you need.
- Pitcher – for mixing and serving from
- Shot glass
- Citrus press
- Long handle stir spoon
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
- Prosecco or Champagne
- Lemons and Mint for garnish
Bridal Lemonade CocktailCourse: CocktailsCuisine: American
Homemade lemonade, champagne, a splash of vodka and lots of ice make this cocktail the most sought after bridal cocktail!
Lemonade – 1/2 cup
Vodka – 1 shot
Champagne or Prosecco – 1/4 cup or more
Lemon slice and Mint sprig for garnish
- Fill a glass half full with ice. Add vodka. Pour lemonade in and top it off gently with champagne. Add garnish and serve.
- Homemade lemonade, champagne, a splash of vodka and lots of ice make this cocktail the most sought after bridal cocktail!