Seasonal Cocktails for Your Winter Wedding

Following on from our last post, with various non-festive but seasonally appropriate details for your autumn-winter wedding, we thought we would give you (or rather your bar staff) a helping hand with some aesthetically gorgeous and utterly delicious cocktail recipes.

Why not exchange the standard glass of prosecco at your drinks reception for a Plum Thyme and Prossecco Smash? Sure, all of the following require a little more time and preparation than chilling bottles and popping some corks, but these recipes will offer your guests something scrumptious and unforgettable.


  • 2 Plums
  • 6 Thyme Sprigs
  • Juice from one Lemon
  • 4 Tbsp Thyme Simple Syrup (1/2 Cup of Sugar, 1/2 Cup of Water, bring to a boil, remove from heat, add thyme sprigs, stir, and let cool. Chill until ready to use.)
  • 1 Bottle of Prosecco or your favourite bubbly



  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large egg white
  • 3/4 ounce Spiced Pear Simple Syrup
  • 1-2 ounces club soda
  • star anise for garnish

Spiced Pear Simple Syrup Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pear, cored and cut into pieces
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 cardamom pods




50ml Bacardi 8 Year Old Rum

25ml clementine juice

1 tsp maple syrup

cinnamon stick, to garnish

How to mix: Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, then strain into a cocktail glass. Crumble over the cinnamon stick to garnish.

Further Directions:


  • 75g fresh ginger, finely chopped (no need to peel)
  • 75g crystallised ginger, chopped
  • 2 x 7cm cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cloves
  • ½ vanilla pod, split lengthways
  • 100g light soft brown or light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp black treacle
  • 1 litre vodka



fruit Ingredients:

  • 2 bottles Pinot Grigio
  • 3/4 cup sparkling apple cider
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cranberries, halved
  • 3/4 cup cranberries, whole
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 3 rosemary sprigs