The Elopement Issue is all about how you can make your own elopement not just happen, but happen with style and so of course, cocktail Friday has to follow suit! We’ve come up with a few fun drinks you can take along to celebrate your nuptials that are tasty, transportable and easy!

Today, it’s all about a blood orange gin & tonic. Gin & tonic is my go-to cocktail, it’s quick and delicious, so I could think of nothing better to enjoy on an elopement picnic.

To make this one picnic-friendly, mix up the ingredients (as per the below) into jars with screw top lids. This way you can take them along and don’t have to worry about being a mixologist on a picnic rug (though if you can manage that, I’m bowing down to you!). The blood orange adds a tasty fruity vibe to this classic favourite, something just a little extra delicious!


  • 30ml blood orange juice
  • 60ml Gin
  • 200ml Tonic water
  • Ice
  • Fresh mint
  • Optional: For an extra blood orange kick, add 30ml of Solarno blood orange liqueur.


  1. in your jar (or glass!) combine gin & blood orange juice, chill until you are ready to serve
  2. When ready to serve, shake your ingredients well
  3. Add plenty of ice and chilled tonic water
  4. Stir well
  5. Garnish with fresh mint