St-Germain has modified its classic cocktail in honour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding. Dubbed the Royal Spritz, the cocktail is the perfect drink to commemorate such a joyful occasion.
The royal couple will be serving a lemon elderflower cake by London-based pastry chef Claire Ptak at their reception. The Royal Spritz also includes lemon elderflower in tribute to the bride and groom.
St-Germain is crafted from 1,000 delicate elderflower blossoms, which are handpicked in the springtime. The Royal Spritz includes a dash of lemon and grapefruit juice as well as Bombay Sapphire and sparkling rosé.
Royal Spritz Cocktail recipe
- 1 part St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- 5 parts Bombay Sapphire
- .5 parts lemon juice
- 1 part grapefruit juice
- 2 parts sparkling rosé
Serve in a Collins glass over ice.
The Royals are known for enjoying their cocktails. The Queen likes “gin and Dubonnet,” a sweet wine-based aperitif. Prince Philip’s go-to drink is Boddington beer, while Prince Charles is a whiskey connoisseur. The Duchess of Cornwall prefers a traditional English cocktail—gin and tonic.
Prince William occasionally has a pint of beer, while the Duchess of Cambridge, who recently welcomed the couple’s third child, favours nonalcoholic drinks, such as water and soda.
Harry and Meghan are holding their nuptials on May 19, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England. The service will start at noon (or 7 a.m. ET), and Prince William will serve as the best man. It’s likely that Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, will be involved in some way.
After the ceremony, the pair will take a carriage ride through Windsor Town. This will be followed by a formal reception at St. George’s Hall with the guests from their congregation. According to Kensington Palace, 2,640 members of the British public have been invited to the royal wedding. The Spice Girls are expected to attend, but it’s unclear if they will perform at the reception.
Few other details have been released about the wedding, including the drinks menu. However, pub opening hours may be extended on May 18 and 19 to mark the occasion. Hours were extended when Prince William wed Kate Middleton in 2011 and during the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.