Need an excuse to par­ty like a roy­al on May 19, 2018 because you sim­ply can­not take the time to jump across the pond to Wind­sor Cas­tle for the nup­tials of Meghan and Harry?

We think it would be great to take a cue from the roy­al bak­er who was tapped to make the wed­ding cake. After all, she is from Los Angeles!!!

The cake fla­vor that Har­ry and Meghan have cho­sen is a rad­i­cal depar­ture from the norm. Roy­al wed­ding cakes usu­al­ly take the form of long-last­ing fruitcake.

This mod­ern cou­ple of 2018 chose a “lemon and elder flower” cake!

Grab the St. Ger­main and make a fun cock­tail and toast the hap­py cou­ple with us!

NOTE: IKEA makes a sweet non-alco­holic drink from Elder­flow­ers and that can be enjoyed by all in your group!

Elderflower Recipe Floral Cocktail from the St. Germain


2 parts Brut Champagne

1 1/2 parts St. Ger­main (Elder­flower Liqueur)

2 parts Sparkling Water

Fill a tall Collins glass with ice. Add brut cham­pagne first, then St-Ger­main, then sparkling water (IN THAT ORDER). Stir com­plete­ly and gar­nish with a lemon twist. And, if you have done all of the above per­fect­ly, feel free to put your name on it, as well. Serve dur­ing cock­tail hour, as an apéri­tif just before din­ner ser­vice, and through­out the meal.


Pros­ec­co or dry white wine instead of brut cham­pagne; club soda instead of sparkling water.

Flower Gar­nish­es:

For piz­zazz and col­or add a fresh flower! There are many edi­ble flow­ers that make won­der­ful gar­nish­es for cock­tails. Make sure they are organ­ic and sourced from Whole Foods or an online mer­chant like Gourmet Sweet Botan­i­cals.