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Sunday, 24 April 2011 22:56

Are You Wild About William or All About Kate?  We’re Talking Cocktails of Course! 

Royal Wedding CocktailOur friend, Sarah at Love Drinks would like to share some Royal Wedding inspired cocktails with our readers and we are happy to share it as it means we get to link to our two websites for the first time in a combined article:

TheFloatingRumShack.com &


Whatever your views on the big day – a good drink is not to be sniffed at!  We hope you enjoy them!

If you’ve clicked on the link from our other site, TheFloatingGinPalace.com then it’s great to have you along...

What could be more fun than getting in the spirit of the Royal Wedding with our fun William and Kate cocktails, whether you prefer a long or short drink there’s something for all and you can see who comes out on top in the taste test, King or Queen!

William’s cocktail is derived from the classic cocktail detailed in William Boothby’s 1891 manual. It has the intoxicatingly rich, classic Barceló Imperial at its helm and its caramel and vanilla tones are wonderfully offset by the dryness of the champagne. A classic blend of golden rum with vermouth makes this a Manhattan style drink, but it can also be enjoyed on the rocks too. Adding a few drops of The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters simply adds a twist of gingerbread flavour that makes this something special. This is a robust drink, masculine and classy with a modern twist – much like our prince.

William's CocktailWilliam Cocktail:

45ml Barceló Imperial Rum
20ml Sweet Vermouth
20ml Brut Champagne
2 dashes of The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

Stir with ice and serve in a Martini glass, topping up with Champagne, garnish with a delightful Maraschino Cherry.


To read out Kate’s Cocktail, you’ll need to switch to TheFloatingGinPalace.com



If you’re a no fuss drinker then the Wedding March Cocktail is for you, this is a straight classic which is served as an aperitif.


Wedding March CocktailWedding March Cocktail:

The creamy taste of Barceló Gran Añejo Rum combines deliciously with the zesty lime citrusy flavour in this drink. It sits deftly between a daiquiri and a sour and is definitely best served before food. It is elegant, light and fizzes playfully on the tongue.


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45 ml Barceló Gran Añejo Rum
20ml fresh lime juice
1 egg white
1 tsp sugar
2 dashes The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Bitters


Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker, strain and serve in a martini glass.


Where to source the ingredients:

www.masterofmalt.com/rum/rum/dark-rum/dominican-rum/ron-barcelo/imperial-rum/ - Ron Barceló Imperial Rum

www.masterofmalt.com/bitters-and-vermouths/the-bitter-truth/the-bitter-truth-cocktail-bitters-travelers-set-bitters/ - If you’ve not purchased cocktail bitters before, then you might consider a small selection pack like this.

www.masterofmalt.com/bitters-and-vermouths/the-bitter-truth-old-time-aromatic-bitters/ - Aromatic bitters

www.masterofmalt.com/bitters-and-vermouths/the-bitter-truth-jerry-thomas-own-decanter-bitters/ - Jerry Thomas Bitters

Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Barceló Imperial and Barceló Gran Añejo Rum, The Bitter Truth Elderflower Liqueur, The Bitter Truth Travellers set of cocktail bitters are all available from Harvey Nichols, Harvey Nichols.com and www.masterofmalt.com and other online retailers.



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