If you haven’t tried them before, gougères are wonderful fluffy, cheesy choux pastries that you serve as appetisers.
HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations are coming soon (2nd to 5th June)! We are looking forward to festivities and toasting to her majesty’s health!
Celebrations obviously mean bubbles and some fun and refreshing cocktails to experiment with throughout the long weekend.
Here’s a list of some classics and fun cocktails to celebrate the long weekend.
You don’t have to be in Italy to enjoy an Aperol Spritz! A trendy cocktail as soon as the sun is out.
Fill your large wine glass with plenty of ice.
Add two parts Aperol and three parts Prosecco (Catullio)
Add a dash of soda water and stir briefly.
Garnish with a slice of orange
St Germain Spritz
St Germain is such a delicate and floral liqueur, a perfect mixer for the Queens’ Jubilee
6cl of Prosecco (Catullio)
4cl of elderflower liqueur such as St Germain⠀
6cl of soda water
A slice of lemon and some lavender⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pour the Prosecco into an ice-filled large wine. Add the St-Germain and top off with the soda water. Gently stir together, and garnish with the lemon and lavender.
St Germain cocktail
A different take on a St Germain cocktail and just as charming.
6cl of elderflower liqueur such as St Germain⠀
10cl sparkling wine (Prosecco or Vouvray Gautier)
Pour the St Germain liqueur into a champagne flute and top up with sparkling wine. Add a lemon peel.
With a name like that, you have to have it during the royal Jubilee weekend! A classic!
1 tablespoon of crème de cassis, crème de framboise, crème de pèche or Chambord.
Sparkling wine (Prosecco or Vouvray)
Pour the creme into a champagne flute and top up with sparkling wine. Add some red berries.
The same recipe as the Kir royale but use a dry white wine instead. Traditionally with Aligoté as Kir originated from Burgundy, it will go with a dry unoaked Chardonnay or a Sauvignon Blanc (Touraine Sauvignon).
Champagne cocktails: Canard-Duchêne
Top mixologist Jennifer Le Nechet created 2 wonderful cocktails for Canard-Duchêne
The Liberty Brut by Jennifer Le Nechet, mixologist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fill a jug with ice and add: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5cl of elderflower liqueur such as St Germain⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1cl of lemon ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1cl of smoked thyme honey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
10cl of Champagne Canard-Duchêne Léonie Brut ⠀
The Lady Léonie by Jennifer Le Nechet, mixologist
Fill a jug with ice and add:
5cl of Pimm’s No 1
1cl of lemon
1cl of ginger syrup
Add cucumber and mint and dust with icing sugar.
Bloody Royale at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (Antigone Special)
Canard-Duchene is the Champagne partner for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and they have created this year their Champagne cocktail. We can’t wait to try it! (season opened this weekend -13th May)
Tipsy Sloe Gin and cranberry, topped with Canard Duchene Cuvee Leonie champagne.
We count on a warm Jubilee weekend, sipping on rosés and refreshing spritzers!
Any light rosés and sparkling or soda water, in equal measure
Use a tall glass, plenty of ice and garnish with strawberries
Rosé negroni with sparking rosé
A fantastic cocktail that is guaranteed to wow your guests!
2 tbsp Campari
2 tbsp Lillet Rosé or a red vermouth
2 tbsp dry sparkling rosé (Prosecco rose Catullio)
Use an old-fashioned cocktail glass. Mix the Campari and Lillet and top up with the prosecco rosé⠀
Armagnac cocktail – DARTI-SPRITZ
From our Armagnac producer, Dartigalongue, they created this take on an Aperol Spritz. Delicious!
▪️3cl Armagnac VSOP DARTIGALONGUE
▪️2 cl Vermouth Rouge (Martini or other)
▪️1 cl de Campari
▪️Top up with tonic, ice and a slice of orange