Happy Hour: Royal Wedding Libations

Here at Seattleite, we understand there are two types of people: those eagerly anticipating the Royal Wedding, and those who couldn’t be bothered about it. If you can’t wait to see William and Kate tie the knot, Belvedere Vodka has just unveiled some new cocktails that are right up your alley. If you simply don’t care, that’s fine, but are you really going to turn down a potent potable?

Claire Smith, Head of Spirit Creation & Mixology for Belvedere Vodka, is proud to introduce a delicious selection of cocktails just in time for the royal nuptials. These fun, easy-to-make libations are the perfect way to toast the celebrated couple on their special day.

Ladies, Belvedere would like to introduce you to the Princess Kate Fizz. A delectable blend of vodka and tea flavors, garnished with fruit and served in a champagne flute, this elegant cocktail will bring out the princess in every girl that sips it.

If you’re a gent, and thus demand a bolder concoction, Belvedere has you covered with the Crown Prince Cocktail. Featuring Belvedere’s new Bloody Mary Maceration, this manly mixer is infused with fresh pineapple and lime juices to offer an equal measure of sweet and spice.

If you’re hosting a Royal Wedding shindig, the Belvedere Wedding Punch is made to satisfy a crowd. This sophisticated punch combines the flavors of tea, lemon and mint, and is guaranteed to be a key ingredient to your popularity with party guests.

So if you want to celebrate royal love – or you’re just looking for a reason to party — Belvedere is there to serve you during the wedding season.

Princess Kate Fizz

1 oz. Belvedere Vodka | ¾ oz. Earl Grey Tea Syrup

Directions: Shake ingredients over ice, and strain into a champagne flute. If you like, top with Moet et Chandon Brut Imperial, and garnish with a lemon twist of redcurrants. Box of tissues sold separately.

Crown Prince Cocktail

1.5 oz. Belvedere Bloody Mary | 3 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice | 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice | 2 Bar Spoons Simple Syrup | 2 Dashes Orange Bitters | 1 Pinch Smoked Paprika

Directions: Shake and strain all ingredients into a highball glass filled with cubed ice. Garnish with a pineapple chunk, and you’ll be well on your way to tolerating all this wedding nonsense.

Belvedere Vodka Wedding Punch

5 oz. Belvedere Pure | 20 oz. Freshly Brewed Green Tea | 5 oz. Lemon Juice | 3 oz.  Simple Syrup | 1 Bunch Mint

Directions: Add all ingredients to a punch bowl and stir. Garnish with blueberries, cucumber and lemon slices. Just make sure to prepare the punch before your guests arrive, so that you won’t miss a single hour of live coverage!