Inspired by Engagement Ring, Mixologist at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Toasts Royal Couple with Royal-tini

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As blue as the royal engagement ring the "Royal-tini" is a fun drink to toast William and Kate

I kept thinking about the royal engagement ring.

When Leslie Riddle, the mixologist for Café 4750 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, was asked to develop a drink in honor the of the royal couple she admits she had “mixologist-block.” “I kept coming back to the image of the sapphire ring that William gave Kate for their engagement,” says Riddle. The sapphire ring, studded with diamonds, belonged to William’s mother, the late Princess Diana who selected it from the royal vaults. The ring has even caused a surge in new popularity among newly engaged couples. Armed with history, Riddle gave in to her instinct and created “The Royal-tini,” Now, you can toast the royal couple with a drink as blue as Kate’s ring.

The Royal-tini

  •     1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire
  •     ¾ oz Blue Curaçao
  •     .5 oz lime juice
  •     .5 oz simple syrup

        Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, strain and
        pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime pinwheel. Cheers!    

About The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is Northeast Florida’s premiere oceanfront resort. Known for its unique natural beauty and warm Southern charm, this luxury resort is home to the award-winning restaurant, Salt, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, named one of the top spas in the world by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. Featured amenities include three pools, on-site golf, fitness center, children’s recreation programs, and 444 guest rooms with private balcony and a view of the Atlantic coastline. For reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton toll-free at (800) 241-3333 or visit

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