What could be more fun than getting in the spirit of the Royal Wedding with some 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.





45ml Barceló Imperial Rum

20ml Sweet Vermouth

20ml Brut Champagne

2 dashes of The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters


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


Kate€™s cocktail is quintessentially English, combining the best tastes of England; floral notes of Elderflower combined with the freshness of mint and cucumber. This is a twist on a modern drink called the English Garden Mojito. Hayman€™s Old Tom Gin has a very distinctive flavour, made in the style of Gin from the late 19th century, it is botanically intensive and balanced by a light sweetness, top it off with champagne for a long drink which is refreshing, feminine and beautiful!



45ml Hayman€™s Old Tom Gin
20ml The Bitter Truth Elderflower Liqueur
20ml Brut Champagne
Fresh mint, cucumber slices and lemon wedges


Muddle fruit, add alcohol and stir with crushed ice, serve in a Collins glass and garnish with mint and a slice of cucumber