Today is my wedding day! I just can’t believe this day is finally here! To celebrate our special day, my groom and I came up with some signature cocktails for our wedding, including this: The Blushing Bride! It’s a simple gin cocktail that you’ll want to keep making all summer long!
Before you say anything, no, I am not posting on my wedding day! I’m writing this several days in advance, because I really wanted to share my delicious cocktail concoction for the big day with you all! My fiancé and I decided to craft our own signature cocktails for the reception, ones that represented our unique styles of… drinking? I suppose so! His was a bourbon cocktail because that is his absolute favorite liquor. But for us gals that maybe want something a little lighter, I decided to go with a simple gin cocktail.
I call it The Blushing Bride, because, well look at it! It’s a refreshingly lovely color for a drink, if I do say so myself! This cocktail pairs gin and simple syrup with fresh-squeezed lime juice and just a splash of grenadine, to give it a pink tint. When you shake the ingredients in your cocktail shaker, the color should be a little darker than what you want the final product to be because you’ll top it off with club soda for a bubbly finishing touch!
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Well, I’ve got to get back to wedding planning – finishing up those last few details! I hope that you guys all enjoy this cocktail though, and I’ll catch you on the flip side! 🙂 I can’t wait to share our wedding photos with you all! Let me know what you think about the cocktail by commenting below!
- 1 ½ oz. gin
- ½ oz. simple syrup
- ½ oz. lime juice
- 1 splash grenadine
- Club soda
- Lime twist (optional)
- To a shaker, add gin, simple syrup, lime juice and grenadine. Shake until well combined, about 25-30 seconds. Strain into a lowball glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and serve with lime twist, if desired. Enjoy!