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

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Without tooting our own horn, this may be the easiest way to add some super speedy sparkle to your table without breaking a sweat! There’s no shame in buying a delicious and lovely looking cake, to jazz it up at home, or for your dessert table. Glittering flags grouped together create a fun cake topper, perfect to add a little extra shimmer to your dessert.

What You Will Need:

  • Glitter tape. You could also use washi tape. Play around with different widths and colours to match your theme. Most stationery stores stock glitter tape.
  • Scissors
  • Thin kebab sticks
  • Delicious desserts!

Step 1. We said this was easy, and quick, and that’s no lie! Grab your tape and cut a few different sized lengths, approximately 5-10cm long. Wrap them securely around the kebab stick, stick together evenly and then trim to a point.

Step 2. Trim the kebab sticks to different lengths and pop them into the centre of your cake. Use one per dessert, or group together for a centrepiece effect. Adding a little sparkle has never been easier, and the best news is you can make a bunch in advance and be ready to top a glittering cake in seconds!

Ms Floral Says: Loving how easy it is to add a bit of sparkle to your special occasion and sweet treats!

About Ms Honeycomb: My heart and home in Scotland and Australia, I am a florist, flower lover, writer, baker, stylist and sew-er of lovely things, with my darling toddler forever keeping me on my toes!


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