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Host a Bloody-Good Tea Party in Honor of the Royal Wedding! (Cocktails and Recipes)

As you may know, Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton are to be wed on April 29. It's time to gather all your mates and celebrate the royal ceremony!

Please do not even consider using the rubbish that has been collecting dust in the back of your cupboard -- an occasion such as this requires only the finest teas, booze, and pastries.


So where is a Yankee to find the suitable components for this royal celebration?

Fear not, my humble fellow Americans. Listed here are the appropriate recipes and a local English market to assist you with your mission on planning the perfect tea party!

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The Drambuie English Rose Cocktail

In a Champagne flute, add:

1 Sugar Cube

3 drops Orange Bitters


Slowly top with: 4 oz. chilled Blanc de Noirs Champagne


Splash Campari 3 drops Rosewater Garnish with a thinly-sliced strawberry fanned and floated on top.

Kate's Old Borrowed Blue


2 oz. of tea-infused standard Russian vodka

0.25 oz Vermouth

6 Blueberries

Rinse a chilled martini glass in vermouth. Combine tea-infused Russian standard vodka and ice in a shaker and strain into glass. Garnish with blueberries.

*To make tea-infused vodka, submerge two English Breakfast tea bags in a bottle of Russian standard vodka. Let sit overnight and serve.


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Crazy (or should I say mad) for crumpets?

Click here for the perfect recipe!

Tea Time! 

Click here for tips on how to brew the perfect cup of British tea!











Need a place to shop? Check out:

Pond Hoppers, Inc.

2629 N. Ferdal Highway

Fort lauderdale, FL 33306


Pond Hoppers is a local British grocery store that provides a large selection of including such as sausage, bacon, crumpets, scones, clotted cream, digestive biscuits, Eccles cakes, preserves and fine English teas.

They also carry English memrobilia and items of interest.

*FYI: Pond Hoppers, Inc. will be closed April 29, 2011 in observance of the Royal Wedding, so make sure you swing by today!


Want to brush up on your British slang?

Visit the -- you're sure to be the life of the party! 




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