A key part of entertaining is a great drink menu. With a host of parties happening leading up to your wedding (never mind the big day itself!) serving a few amazing bespoke cocktails is essential. A sweet fruity base is always a great place to start when it comes to mixing up and we’ve teamed up with Ocean Spray to create three amazing drinks (including one non-alcoholic) using Ocean Spray® Cran-Pineapple™ Cocktail to be served at any one of your celebratory occasions from engagement party to bridal shower to wedding day.
Cran-Pineapple™ Paloma Serves 1 Prep: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes
Smoky mezcal combined with bittersweet grapefruit and Ocean Spray® Cran-Pineapple™ Cocktail makes for the perfect quick drink when you’re entertaining.
¼ cup grapefruit juice + extra for rim Kosher salt Ice ¼ cup mezcal 1/3 cup Ocean Spray® Cran-Pineapple™ Cocktail Club soda
Tip rim of cocktail glass into grapefruit juice, dip into salt; set aside. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add mezcal, Ocean Spray® Cran-Pineapple™ Cocktail and grapefruit juice; shake vigorously to blend. Strain into rimmed glass; top with ice and club soda.Photography by Matt Gibson for Sprig Creative. Recipes and styling by Sprig Creative.
Tropical Storm Mocktail Serves 1 Prep: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes
Two simple ingredients are all you need to whip up this flavourful mocktail. For a pretty finishing touch, thread a lime wedge, frozen cranberry and a slice of candied ginger on a stir stick.
½ cup ginger beer ½ cup Ocean Spray® Cran-Pineapple™ Cocktail Ice
In tall glass, combine ginger beer and Ocean Spray® Cran-Pineapple™ Cocktail. Top with ice. Garnish with lime wedge, cranberries and candied ginger.Photography by Matt Gibson for Sprig Creative. Recipes and styling by Sprig Creative.
White Sangria with Cranberries Serves 10 Prep: 15 minutes Total Time: 1h 15 minutes
Try this simple twist on classic sangria by using white wine instead of red. You’ll love the pretty—and delicious—combo of oranges, cranberries and limes. This is a great batch cocktail to serve at any wedding function, and on the day itself!
2 oranges, thinly sliced into half moons 2 cups frozen cranberries 2 limes, thinly sliced 2-1/2 cups Ocean Spray® Cran-Pineapple™ Cocktail 2 bottles (750 mL each) dry white wine ¼ cup packed fresh mint leaves Ice
In large pitcher, combine oranges, cranberries and limes. Top with Ocean Spray® Cran-Pineapple™ Cocktail and white wine. Let stand in the fridge for 1 hour. Stir in mint leaves and ice.
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