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Cocktails, foods for royal wedding viewing bash!

There will be countless royal wedding viewing parties going on around the world tomorrow.

And it's still not too late to throw together one of your own - and makme it a royal affair -- using suggestions and recipes offered on "The Early Show" Thursday by award-winning mixologist Charlotte Voisey.

To get into the festive spirit -- especially at 5 in the morning on the U.S. East Coast, when the wedding begins, Charlotte says you should use some fun, thematic decorations. For the show, she ordered a lot of fun decorations from an American party supply company AND the Middleton family's website) -- but all you need is a printer.


Really cute downloadable invites, from Betty Crocker

And -- the must-have bunting that is all around London. She got hers from

Enjoy all our "Early Show" recipes!


In keeping with the wedding theme, we're serving something old (classic cocktail), something new (new cocktail), something borrowed (twist on a classic) and something blue (blue cupcake!).

Something Old: Classic Cocktail

Created by Harry Craddock of the Savoy Hotel on Feb 28, 1922 to mark the wedding celebrations of HRH Princess Mary

Source: Savoy Cocktail Book

Cocktail: Princess Mary's Pride


  • 2 oz. Calvados or Apple brandy
  • 1 oz. Dubonnet
  • 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth

Shake, serve up

Served With: Toast & Marmalade

Something New: Recipe Created by Charlotte

Cocktail: Royal Balmoral Punch


  • 3 parts Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 1 part infused simple syrup*
  • 2 parts fresh pressed granny smith apple juice
  • topped with 2 parts traditional lemonade

Combine ingredients in a punch bowl with one large block of ice

Serve with a ladle into glass tea cups

* To make, combine 1c. English breakfast Tea, brewed strong then mixed while hot with 1c. sugar until a syrup comes together

Garnish with a thistle either in the punch or frozen into the block of ice.

Served With: canapes (various finger foods - appetizers)

Something Borrowed: Recipe modified by Charlotte Voisey

Cocktail: Rosie Lee


  • 1-1/2 oz Hendrick's Gin
  • 1/2 oz rose petal infused simple syrup (Monin)
  • 1 oz Lychee fruit juice
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Combine ingredients and shake well

Strain up into a tea cup or cocktail glass

Garnish with a slice of lemon

Served With: tea sandwiches

Something Blue: Navy Blue Drink to match Kate's ring

Cocktail: Blue Diamond


  • 1 oz Creme De Violette
  • 1/4 oz Bols Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 oz Hendrick's Gin
  • 1 lemon wedge, squeezed and dropped

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, stir with ice

Strain into a flute, top with Champagne

Garnish with edible silver

Served With: "Royal" blue cupcakes, dyed to match Kate's engagement ring

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