FAQs and expert advice about drinks

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Q. We're getting married in January and want to serve seasonal drinks throughout the day. Can you give me some ideas for top winter tipples?

A. Tom Lissimore says: For winter weddings, you can't beat a warming mulled wine on arrival to get your guests in the spirit and to get rid of that winter chill. Garnish with a slice of orange, cinnamon, cloves and star anise to make it look fabulous. Cranberry-based cocktails are another favourite. A shot of cranberry juice in your Champagne gives it a touch of sharpness or create a hot mocktail by adding dark spices and cloves to your juice and gently heating. Spiced rum with ginger ale and mint is sure to warm up your guests but any dark liquors work so well during the winter season paired with the flavours of pear, orange peel, allspice and cinnamon. Later in the evening why not serve a comforting Baileys hot chocolate, topped with toasted marshmallows and cream for the ultimate night cap.

At Hire the Bar, we create bespoke cocktails for any season and any taste, so a brief like this gets us excited! Whatever your favourite drink or that of your guests, let us know and we'll create your very own wedding cocktail menu.

Tom Lissimore, Hire the Bar