Cheers To You!

October 23, 2017, floral terrace

The wedding of all weddings should leave no man or woman wanting for a drink. What better way to celebrate your special day than with an open bar for all your friends and family. But sometimes open bar, even “top shelf” just doesn’t cut it. A celebration as big as your wedding requires a signature cocktail to truly encompass the historic event that is your wedding.

There are many options when it comes to signature cocktails from a specific type of spirit, to the strength of the drink, to the color of the final boozy product. Whether you are a veteran or a light weight, you can customize a drink (or two!) that fits your fancy. For those who aren’t big drinkers, there are cocktails that are low in alcohol and fall on sweeter end of the spectrum to satisfy the palate. For the college pong champions out there, you may prefer a signature cocktail that is less sweet and more robust in alcohol content, while not sacrificing flavor.

Bikini Martini

  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 1.5 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • Orange Slice

 

Apple Martini (Green in Color)

  • 2 oz. Choice of Vodka
  • 2 oz Apple Pucker
  • Splash, sour mix
  • Cherry Garnish

 

Watermelon Martini

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Watermelon Schnapps
  • 2 oz Watermelon Juice
  • Sugar Rim (optional)
  • Garnish with slice of watermelon

 

007 (modified)

  • 2 oz Stoli Orange
  • Club Soda
  • Splash Orange

 

Malibu Sunset

  • 2 oz Malibu Rum
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 2 oz Orange Juice
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • Cherries

 

Combinations of alcohols and mixers can allow you to customize a drink with a color that fits your theme and/or season. A summer wedding calls for a cocktail that is light and refreshing to cool down from excessive heat. A winter wedding may call for something a little stringer to keep you cozy. Don’t be afraid to try something fun and exciting.

If your wedding color theme happens to be blue, then a Bikini Martini would definitely be a great addition to the bar selection. Finding a drink combination that fits your wedding color is fun and easy. Splashes of blue curacao, grenadine, cranberry juice are just a few ways to add color to your cocktails. And because it is your wedding, who’s to say you can’t rename a drink after yourself? Concoct a recipe on your own or take a well-known recipe and steal its thunder with a name that suits you.