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Nick Smith

Wedding Presents and Cocktail Recipes for Cocktail Lovers

2020 and its lockdowns turned us into bona fide cocktail fans. Every weekend during lockdown we created a different Quarantini over on our Instagram and shared the recipe and various cocktail related wedding presents with our followers. They were such a success, we have curated a selection of our favourite recipes and cocktail related wedding presents, perfect for all cocktail lovers to recreate at home by adding to add to your gift list.

Nick Smith

Cocktail Tools and Accessories

Cocktail Set, BarCraft, Brass Finish, 6 Piece, KitchenCraft
Bar Craft
£30.00
Cocktail Shaker, Brown Leather, Bound
Life of Riley
£69.00
Ice Bucket with Lid, BarCraft, Hammered, Small, KitchenCraft
Bar Craft
£40.00
Cocktail Tool Set, BarCraft, Hammered Brass Finish, 5 Piece, KitchenCraft
Bar Craft
£29.00
Engraved Chopping Board, Oak, Mini, 20 x 15cm
The Oak & Rope Company
£55.00
Cocktail Mixing Set, BarCraft, Set of 3
Bar Craft
£20.00
Cocktail Shaker, Nile Blue Shagreen
Forwood Design
£125.00
Cocktail Spoon, Elephant Boy, Sterling Silver, 23cm
Patrick Mavros
£190.00
Cocktail Jigger, Barcraft, Multi Measure, KitchenCraft
Bar Craft
£6.00
Cocktail Shaker with Strainer, Corrine, 800ml
William Yeoward
£140.00
Cocktail Jug & Spoon- Corinne by William Yeoward
William Yeoward
£110.00
Cocktail Toolkit, Mixologist, 28.5cm
LSA International
£60.00
Bar Kit, Black Marble, 23cm
Luna Home
£59.70
Lever-Arm Juicer, MasterClass, Deluxe, Chrome Plated, 19 x 39cm, KitchenCraft
Kitchen Craft
£35.00
Cocktail Muddler, BarCraft, Copper Finish
Bar Craft
£10.00
Cocktail Shaker, Boston, Glass , 700ml, KitchenCraft
Bar Craft
£17.00
Nick Smith

For budding mixologists with lots of ideas but none of the gear, we suggest starting with a great cocktail shaker, a cocktail jigger and a muddler or a cocktail set. These are all wedding presents that your guests will love to buy off your gift list and you will get hours of fun out of in the years to come. 

ELDERFLOWER MARTINI

Georgie Evans

INGREDIENTS

Serves 1

  • 40ml Gin or Vodka
  • 10ml Dry Vermouth
  • 15ml Lime or Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 30ml Elderflower Cordial or Elderflower Liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemon Twist to garnish

METHOD

  • Pour Dry Vermouth into your martini glass and swirl around to coat the glass well. Pour Vermouth away.
  • Add Gin, Lime Juice and Elderflower to a cocktail shaker and top up with Ice.
  • Shake well and strain into your Vermouth coated glass.
  • Serve with a fresh lemon twist garnish.

Cocktail Glasses

Cocktail Glasses, Spears, Crystal, Set of Four
The Vintage List
£52.00
Cocktail Glass, Ada, Crystal, 13.5cm
William Yeoward
£55.00
Highball Glass, Crystal, Pair, 15.4cm
Riedel
£25.00
Set of 6 martini glasses, 34cl, Schott Crystal, Belfasta
Schott Zwiesel
£68.00
Cocktail Saucer, Borough, 240ml, Set of 4
LSA International
£40.00
Martini Glass, Madison
William Yeoward
£56.00
Champagne Coupe, Mixology, Set of 4 By Waterford, Waterford Crystal
Waterford Crystal
£165.00
Classic Martini Glass, Bar Basic, Set of 6
Schott Zwiesel
£53.00
Pair of tall tumblers, 15cm - 35cl, Royal Scot Crystal, London
Royal Scot Crystal
£55.00
Pair of Large Tumblers Kintyre, 9.5cm
Royal Scot Crystal
£62.50
Champagne Saucer, Wine Collection, Set of 4, 300ml
LSA International
£65.00
Champagne/Cocktail Glass, Atlantic, 225ml
John Jenkins
£8.00
Nick Smith

When creating your wedding gift list, think about adding different types of glassware for different occasions and different cocktails. For example, you may want to add some highball glasses perfect for a classic G&T, a Moscow Mule or other long drinks. You may want to add some coupes and champagne saucers for cocktails with fizz in. Tumblers are a great option for cocktails such as sours. You may also want to add some classic martini glasses for one of our favourite cocktails - the Espresso Martini. 

SALTED CARAMEL ESPRESSO MARTINI

Georgie Evans

INGREDIENTS

Serves 1

  • 50ml vodka
  • 50ml Kahlua (or any coffee liqueur)
  • 50ml espresso coffee, chilled
  • 1 tsp Salted Caramel sauce

METHOD

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan set over a low heat and stir until sugar has dissolved.
  • Turn up the heat and bubble the sauce for 2-3 mins until golden and syrupy.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.
  • Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a martini glass.
  • Garnish with coffee beans

Cocktail Books

Art Of The Cocktail by Ilex Press
Books
£10.00
The Whisky Dictionary by Ian Wisniewski
Books
£15.00
Art of The Bar Cart, Vanessa Dina, Hardback
Books
£16.99

FRENCH MARTINI

Georgie Evans

INGREDIENTS

Serves 1

  • 30ml Chambord
  • 50ml Gin
  • 60ml Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • 2 Sprigs Basil
  • Pinch of Sugar
  • Raspberries to Garnish

METHOD

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the basil, a pinch of sugar and a tablespoon of water. Gently crush the basil with a spoon 8-10 times to release the flavours
  • Add ice to the shaker and add the Chambord, Gin and Pineapple Juice
  • Shake well for 30s and sieve into a cocktail glass
  • Garnish with Raspberries and Basil 

Cocktail Trolleys

Drinks Trolley, Mirrored, 2 Tier
Luna Home
£465.00
Butler's Tray, Savoy, Rattan, 65 x 40 x 75cm
Kalinko
£160.00
Drinks Trolley, Black, 91cm
The White Company
£450.00
Bar Trolley, Deco, Glass/Gold, 93cm
Luna Home
£261.00
Grand Serving Set, Gin, Tray, Bowls & Glassware
LSA International
£325.00
Drinks Trolley, Lanesborough, Three Tier, Gold Finish
Culinary Concepts
£400.00
Drinks Stand, Gilt Mirrored, 75cm
Luna Home
£207.00
Da Vinci Bar Globe, Antique Rust, Dia 40cm, The Globe Company
The Globe Company
£205.00
Butler's Tray & Stand, Leather, 75x69x44cm
Life of Riley
£479.00
Butler's tray, Rattan
The White Company
£195.00
Nick Smith

We don't tend to follow interiors trends, instead we love recommending timeless products that will last our couples a lifetime. That said, the revival of the cocktail trolley is a trend that we have a LOT of time for. We have so many options that you could add to your gift list, from the classic brass style, to rattan and leather butlers trays. Add some practical elements such as a bottle opener for tonics and an ice bucket to save you going back to the kitchen.

A PROPER G&T

Georgie Evans

INGREDIENTS

Serves 1

  • 50ml Gin
  • Fever Tree Tonic
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Grapefruit wedge
  • Grapefruit Slice to Garnish
  • Ice

METHOD

  • Pour your Gin into a tumbler or highball glass
  • Add a sprig of Thyme and 3-4 ice cubes and muddle well with a spoon
  • Squeeze in some fresh Grapefruit juice
  • Top up with tonic and garnish with a fresh sprig of thyme and a slice of grapefruit
Nick Smith

For more cocktail inspiration for your gift list head our dedicated Pinterest board or follow our 'Quarantini' series over on our Instagram.