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Drinks to toast the Royal couple with

PUBLISHED: 14:24 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:48 17 May 2018

A street party held in Norwich to celebrate a previous royal wedding. Picture: Archant library. 

Upper St Giles royal wedding street party in Norwich.; Photo: Bill Smith

A street party held in Norwich to celebrate a previous royal wedding. Picture: Archant library. Upper St Giles royal wedding street party in Norwich.; Photo: Bill Smith

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This weekend will see thousands of people across the country celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

The Black Shuck Genie Cocktail. Picture: Black Shuck Ltd.The Black Shuck Genie Cocktail. Picture: Black Shuck Ltd.

Whether you’re attending a street party, hosting an event or simply watching the ceremony at home, here a few drink ideas and recipe suggestions for the perfect celebratory drink to toast the Royal couple from Norfolk and Suffolk’s producers.

ThreeOneSix 3.9pc, Grain Brewery

Bringing together traditional English and contemporary US flavours, this is a pale ale that combines Norfolk malted barley with American fruity hops.

Bullards Clover Club Cocktail, as served at the Ten Bells, in Norwich. Picture: Bullards SpiritsBullards Clover Club Cocktail, as served at the Ten Bells, in Norwich. Picture: Bullards Spirits

Phil Halls of Grain Brewery said: “It’s a hoppy pale ale, not too strong, perfect served chilled on a summer’s afternoon when celebrating.”

Ice Cider, Harleston Cider Co.

A summery, luxury cider, more akin to a desert wine than traditional cider.

Harleston Cider Co's Ice Cider. Picture: Ruth ComerHarleston Cider Co's Ice Cider. Picture: Ruth Comer

Featuring intense tropical fruit flavours such as mango and peach, enjoy this cider either its own or as a long drink with elderflower cordial and soda water.

Royal Wedding Harry and Meghan Whisky, The English Whisky Co.

The seventh spirit in the English Whisky Company’s Royal Range, just 588 bottles of this special whisky have been released world wide.

Featuring sweet toffee and bananas on the nose and a creamy rich and oily taste, the limited edition was created by the company’s master distiller David Fitt.

Something Borrowed, Something Brewed, American Pale Ale, Greene King,

The Bury St Edmunds based brewery has created a special wedding theme ale to toast the happy couple.

Made from a blend of English hops for Harry and American Hops for Meghan the resulting American Pale Ale delivers fresh citrus flavours with a crisp finish.

Black Shuck Gin Genie Cocktail

The Black Shuck distillery promise their Gin Genie Cocktail will add a touch of fizz and glamour to any wedding celebration. It is made as follows. Put a generous handful of ice into a glass followed by a measure of Black Shuck Gin, a splash of pomegranate and elderflower cordial, top with Prosecco and garnish with pomegranate seeds

Bullards Clover Club, Bullards Gin

The Norwich based distillery suggested the following cocktail using their Strawberry and Black Pepper Gin as the perfect celebratory tipple.

To make; mix Bullards Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin, fresh lemon Juice, raspberries and egg whites. Dry & wet shake, and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Sandringham Cider

Made from apples grown on the Royal Estate near King’s Lynn - which Harry is probably already familiar with.

Adnams

Southwold based Adnams brewery recommends a choice of two drinks to celebrate the royal wedding with a sloe royale made with its Sloe Gin or a Hedgerow Sling, using a mix of its sloe and Copper House gins.

Great British Fizz, English Knight Vodka

Norfolk vodka distillers English Knight Vodka, based in Beachamwell recommend the following mix: English sparkling wine with Wild Knight English Vodka and elderflower liqueur. Serve in a gin goblet over ice.

Winbirri Vineyard

Recommends toasting the couple with its Vintage Reserve sparkling wine, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or Meurnier.


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