Aubergine

With the countdown on to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding, thousands of people across the UK, and the rest of the world, will be busy planning their own celebrations.

What better way to mark the biggest wedding of the year, than by hosting your very own street party or garden party complete with cocktails and mocktails using Britain’s amazing produce?

The Ice Co has designed five Great British tipples for you to serve to your friends and family on the big day:

The ‘Harkle Sparkle’ Royal Wedding Party Punch, by The Ice Co

The Ice Co has created the perfect party punch especially for the Royal Wedding, named after the happy couple! Containing strawberries, it’s very British, and the addition of prosecco gives it that all-important classy touch.

Ingredients:

3 handfuls of The Ice Co Crushed Ice

5 handfuls of strawberries

4 tablespoons of sugar

10ml of vodka or strawberry liqueur

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

1 bottle of chilled prosecco

Method:

  1. Add the crushed ice, strawberries, vodka or strawberry liqueur, sugar and lemon juice to a blender then blend until smooth
  2. Pour over a fine strainer into a pitcher
  3. Fill a champagne glass 1/4 full with the mixture and slowly top with prosecco
  4. Stir gently and enjoy!

Note: You can make this a mocktail by switching the vodka or liqueur for berry cordial, and the prosecco for lemonade.

Recipe by The Ice Co.

Cucumber Collins, by The Ice Co

This already popular cocktail choice has been given an English twist for the Royal Wedding! Freshen up a Tom Collins with fresh cucumber and pair with a local craft gin, recently crowned as Britain’s favourite spirit. 

Ingredients: 

2 handfuls of The Ice Co Premium Ice Cubes, which are large and designed to melt slowly to create the perfect drink

50ml local craft gin

15ml measure of Limoncello

15ml measure of lemon juice

10ml measure of sugar syrup

Soda water

Cucumber and mint garnish.

Method:

  1. Fill a tall glass with the Premium Ice Cubes
  2. Pour in the gin, Limoncello, lemon juice and sugar syrup
  3. Top with soda water and stir
  4. Garnish with a cucumber slice and serve

Recipe by The Ice Co.

Raspberry Lemonade, by The Ice Co

This homemade taste bud-tickling mocktail is perfect for sharing with family and friends. With raspberry picking season shortly upon us, this is a great way to try something different with your fresh raspberries.

Ingredients:

5 handfuls of The Ice Co Party Ice cubes

5 handfuls of fresh raspberries

4 tablespoons of caster sugar

Grated zest and juice of 4 waxed lemons

1 litre of sparkling water

Lemon slice to garnish

Method:

  1. Place ¾ of the raspberries in a bowl and toss with the caster sugar
  2. Puree through a sieve into a jug
  3. Mix the lemon zest and juice into the jug and top with sparkling water
  4. Add the Party Ice cubes and stir well
  5. Add the remaining raspberries and a few slices of lemon, then serve

Tip: You can make the base mixture beforehand and keep it chilled in the fridge - just add the Party Ice and garnish before serving.

Recipe by The Ice Co.

Pink Ginberry, by The Ice Co

Pink gin cocktails are a hot trend right now - and they’re simple and delicious to make at home. Garnish with strawberries and mint to create the ultimate posh cocktail for the Royal Wedding.

Ingredients:

3-4 of The Ice Co Super Cubes which contain natural spring water

25ml Pink Gin

50ml Prosecco

Lemonade

Strawberries

Fresh mint to garnish.

Method:

  1. Add Super Cubes to a large wine or balloon glass
  2. Pour in the pink gin and prosecco then top up with lemonade
  3. Garnish with strawberries and mint before serving

Recipe by The Ice Co. 

Royal Rhubarb Refresher, by The Ice Co

Deliciously tangy rhubarb is grown in Yorkshire’s famous Rhubarb Triangle and it’s in season right now. Mixing it with ginger in this recipe creates a refreshing cooler with a bitter twist, which is perfect for a warm spring day.

Ingredients:

4 handfuls of The Ice Co Party Ice cubes

25ml rhubarb syrup

½ cup of juice from 2 to 3 limes

Ginger beer

Lime wedges to garnish. 

Method:

  1. Add the rhubarb syrup and lime juice to a large jug or pitcher and mix
  2. Fill the jug half full with ice and add the ginger beer
  3. Stir well before garnishing with lime wedges

 

Note: If you want to make an alcoholic version, simply add 25ml of gin or vodka to each glass before pouring the mixture in.

Recipe by The Ice Co.

The Ice Co’s Super Cubes, Crushed Ice, Party Ice and Premium Ice are available at Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Ocado and Morrisons with an RRP from £1.

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For media enquiries please contact Emma Gardner on emma@weareaubergine.com / 07557569827 or Sarah Ollington on sarah@weareaubergine.com / 07948579827.

Photo credits:

Harkle Sparkle: AlexPro9500 

Cucumber Collins: Rimma_Bondarenko 

Raspberry Lemonade: Maria Medvedeva 

Pink Ginberry: The Ice Co

Rhubarb refresher: Rimma_Bondarenko  

Notes to editors:

The Ice Co was first founded by Joseph Marr back in 1860 - his fishing fleet needed to keep its catch cold whilst at sea, so he started importing glacial ice from Norway. Fast forward more than 150 years and The Ice Co has grown to be Europe’s leading manufacturer of ice. As well as the Party Ice, Super Cubes, Crushed Ice and Premium Ice products, The Ice Co also makes Blue Keld Spring Water Ice Cubes, Ice Shot Glasses, Ice Blocks, and Ice Bars and Sculptures for parties.

To find out more visit: https://www.theiceco.co.uk

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