#FridayCocktail – Wedding Bells

By / Wine + Drinks / April 11th, 2014 / 2

My little brother – the only boy and the last to settle down – will be married in September. He and his wonderful bride-to-be are throwing one heck of a reception that will include two signature cocktails. Her cocktail is a twist on the classic cosmopolitan – a true representation of who she is. Urban, stylish and a beautiful bride!



½ cup of WHITE cranberry juice

2 ounces of premium vodka

1 ounce of Cointreau

½ a fresh lime

White Dianthus* bloom (for garnish)



In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add cranberry juice, vodka, Cointreau and the juice from the fresh lime.

Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Float a single Dianthus bloom in the glass.


*Hydrangeas will be front and centre at the wedding. We did discover, however, that the bloom is toxic so we swapped it out for a Dianthus bloom, a completely edible flower that tastes much like it smells – sweet.


Shannon is an urban soul living (and loving) a small-town, country life. Short term goals include always keeping her wine glass, and outlook on life, half-full. Long term goal…taking her three boys on a 6 month south Pacific adventure. We’ll keep you updated.

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