I always love theming up our weddings, not just the decor, but the food and drinks.
Coming from a family that celebrates any event going, yes even Eurovision themed nights, it is no wonder I have always loved hosting parties and my job is creating weddings and celebrations. It is deep rooted!
My gorgeous sister is also the proud author of her latest book, the Rose Cocktail book which you can buy on Amazon, and it is full of delicious Rose drinks and cocktails. Her book was a big seller this summer with over 10,000 copies sold since its publication in May 2018.
So you can see food and drinks are a bit of a speciality in my family!
Having recently found some new ideas for Spanish style cocktails I thought I would be lovely to share these with you in the hope you might try them or even choose one for your celebrations.
Whilst we all love a good old Sangria I am a great believer in doing something different and stepping outside the box, setting trends rather than following them and coming up with something more sophisticated.
I have found some great cocktail recipes that are guaranteed to get your party going with a Spanish twist.
If you are considering hosting a Gin and Tonic bar a must have is the Sevillian Orange Tanqueray Gin made with essences of Spanish oranges and blossoms.
Pantone, the worldwide standardised colour guide has also revealed a special colour for the capital of Andalusia which has been used on Tanqueray´s new crystal bottle. The tone, named Orange FFAB60, was created through a chromatic study using Google Street View, analysing more than 1,000 streets and 30 cultural sites in Sevilla, such as the famous Plaza de Espana.
The 2019 wedding trend too has moved to earthy tones, orange included big time along with copper and shades of browns so this is the perfect drink to compliment this style of wedding.
Just add a splash of tonic and a slice of orange and you are swept away to the streets of Seville. No Spanish Gin and Tonic bar would be complete if you do not have this gin!
Next up, has to be one of my favourites as it is involved coffee!
Give me an espresso martini any day and I am your best friend for life :)!
When I read this recipe I went to heaven and back and must try it, I found it on a fabulous IG feed called @phoebeandthegang, bartenders in Germany.
Using the famous Cuarenta y Tres Spanish liqueur. a very sweet vanilla drink, named as it includes 43 unknown ingredients and the recipe for this drink goes back 1000 years. Someone recently asked me if I had tried it, stupid question in my book!
The recipe is simple, a shot of espresso, a shot of 43 and garnished with Spanish orange zest peel.
My last cocktail is a Pimms based orange drink, very refreshing and again very reminiscent of Andalucia.
Think of listening to laid back jazz music whilst sipping on your Spanish style Pimms and again the colour of this drink it hitting all the latest wedding trends!
The ingredients for this Spanish style Pimms are Pimms, of course!, Cointreau, Lavender Tonic, and an orange wedge, garnished with another favourite ingredient of the Spanish, the star anais.
If you are thinking of Spanish style food and drinks for your wedding then do think oranges, almonds, star anaise, cinnamon, known here as canela.
I would love to hear from you if you want advice on food and drinks to create a perfect Spanish style wedding as I am rather an expert!
Images courtesy of Phoebe and the Gang on Instagram