Something Blue – A Cocktail For Your Wedding
22nd May 2023
“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”
Your Wedding Day should be a moment to remember together forever, and when upholding one of the most famous wedding traditions, which originally started in England during the Victorian Era, we’ve got you covered with Something Blue.
This day should be perfect, it should be magical, so to ensure that every aspect lives up to your wildest dreams, I’ve created an original Sparkling Wine Cocktail that will excite your taste buds, impress your guests and forever be remembered as your Something Blue.
The Bleu Sparkling Wine – Luc Belaire
Belaire Bleu is said to be a perfect harmony of the old world and the new. Nothing draws in a crowd like a bottle of Blue Sparkling Wine, we all love to see it, something uniquely different from what we normally get to experience can often elicit a dopamine response in the brain, speaking to the rest of your body, saying, ‘I Want This’, and after tasting it, I can confidently say, ‘I Want More Of This’, it’s fun, it’s enjoyable to drink, it doesn’t just look exciting, it tastes exciting too, taking your palate back to your childhood days of candy sweets and Slush Puppies, it makes you want to relive those fond memories.
So for your Wedding, it will excite your guests, please their palates and look absolutely stunning in the pictures.
Belaire Bleu Sparkling Wine – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Slush Puppie blue raspberry, candy sweets, blueberry candy, with hints of tropical fruits, very enjoyable to experience.”
Flavour – “Delicate, the palate is almost an exact repeat of the aroma, it delivers a very clever sweetness and dryness at the same time, with blue raspberry Slush Puppie, blueberry candy, soft, chewy sweets on the palate, its a very fun Sparkling Wine to drink, perfect for special occasions, celebratory moments and just for those moments when you want to live.”
The Something Blue Gin
The Story of Something Blue Gin is certainly worth a read in its entirety, especially if you wanted to buy a few bottles for your special day, you can read it all here: Our Story
From an untapped love of making booze and a bond of love & companionship, in early 2017, Colin & Jessica McLean founded McLean’s Gin, starting with hand-crafting in batches of no more than 100L from their Gin Lab on the outskirts of Strathaven, South Lanarkshire. The Something Blue Gin first came into this world to celebrate their marriage on the 2nd of June 2018, they released a limited run of 150 bottles, Something Blue sold out in a matter of days.
They would then put it through some changes, re-release it, rebrand it, and then in late 2021, their brand-new, matt-coated, screen-printed Something Blue bottle, which took almost two years to design, hit the market and offered other couples in love the chance to enjoy Something Blue on their wedding day.
The lace print? It’s hand-illustrated by a fantastic Glasgow artist and based on Jessica’s very own wedding dress.
Something Blue Gin – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Enchanting notes of violet, lavender, homegrown garden herbs and cardamom on the aroma.”
Flavour – “A divine parade of marzipan, almonds, fresh summer berries, mint and hints of eastern/exotic spices on the palate.”
Something Blue Cocktail
- Belaire Bleu Sparkling Wine
- Something Blue Gin
- Icing Sugar
- Edible Apple Blossom (Fine Food Specialist)
How To Make The Something Blue Cocktail
- Quickly Run the Bowl of your Glass Under Some Cold Water
- Roll The Bowl Around on a Plate of Icing Sugar
- Pour in 15mls of your Something Blue Gin
- Top up with Belaire Bleu Sparkling Wine
- Then Garnish with a few Twigs of Apple Blossom
Something Blue Cocktail – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Gorgeous, just like the bride, with delicate apple blossom, and smooth blueberries and blue raspberry Slush Puppie on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Just like a kiss, your lips touch a delicate sweetness, and you’re then hand-delivered a platter of blueberries, candied sweets and blue raspberry Slush Puppie. The gin wraps around the Sparkling Wine, joining together in matrimony, to love your palate with a smooth relaxing, yet desperately exciting feeling on the palate.”
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