Am I the only one feeling a tad worn out by all of the Royal Wedding hoopla? Prince William and Kate Middleton make a lovely couple, and I wish them every happiness, but I have no plans to rise at the crack of dawn to watch the wedding. However, as a dressaholic, I will confess to being very curious about Miss Middleton's wedding gown and this princess looks forward to seeing those images once I awake from my beauty sleep.
For the past few weeks my e-mail has been flooded with all manners of Royal Wedding pitches. Some were cute, many were cheesy, and others just plain confusing. So, it was refreshing to receive information about The English Rose Royal Wedding Cocktail featuring Drambuie.
Created in honor of Kate Middleton and named for the key ingredient, rosewater, the cocktail's starring liqueur is Drambuie. A historical Scottish liqueur, DRAMBUIE was created more than 260 years ago exclusively for Prince Charles Edward Stuart of Scotland. In addition, Prince William and Kate were educated at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland.
Drambuie is a unique combination of aged Scotch whiskies, heather honey and a blend of herbs and spices - a recipe kept secret since 1745. From the Gaelic “an dram buidheach” – the drink that satisfies, DRAMBUIE can be served on the rocks, in classic cocktails such as the Rusty Nail, or in more contemporary long drinks such as the DRAMBUIE and Soda.
Whether you want to raise your glass to toast the royal nuptials or if you just want a swanky cocktail to cope with the frenzy, The English Rose is a fitting choice. Cheers!
The Drambuie English Rose Cocktail
In a Champagne flute, add:
1 Sugar Cube
3 drops Orange Bitters
1 oz. DRAMBUIE
Slowly top with:
4 oz. chilled Blanc de Noirs Champagne
3 drops Rosewater
Garnish with a thinly-sliced strawberry fanned and floated on top.