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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Drink Up!

Creating a signature drink for your wedding day can add a personal touch to your perfect event. Providing a signature drink may seem like an extravagance but it can be very affordable depending on the ingredients you choose – not to mention when you offer a signature drink you can limit the choices your guests have resulting in saving you money! Try to have a non-alcoholic version of your drink on hand as well for your non-alcoholic drinking guests. Still having trouble coming up with that perfect drink? Professional Mixologists are available to help you along the way.

According to self-acclaimed “Cocktail Guru”, Jonathan Pogash, there are a few things to keep in mind when concocting your creation:

Theme – The theme of your wedding plays an important role when choosing your drink. A complementary drink for a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” theme would be the classic Mimosa. The hardier James Bond Martini works well with a debonair hors‘d oeuvres reception.
Color – matching or complementing your drink color with your wedding color scheme makes every detail feel balanced.
Liquor – Deciding which liquor to use can be a daunting task with all of the different options available. Start with your favorites as basics (vodka, gin, rum, scotch, etc) and add from there.
Garnish – When planning your wedding day, you leave no detail to chance. Your signature drink should be no different. The garnish should enhance the flavors in the drink, not clash with them. An assortment of fruits and edible flowers make perfect garnishes; but don’t be afraid to think outside the box too. Add flower petals or tea leaves to your ice cubes for a fun detail. Custom swizzle sticks are also on the market to add another personal touch. Save money by having these unique swizzle sticks do double duty as your favors for guests to take with them.
Season – choosing ingredients that are in season can enhance the ambiance of your party through your cocktails. For fall these include: pomegranates, apples, pears, cranberries and maple syrup – yum!

Here's one of our favorites to start - The Golden Groom & Blushing Bride

Golden Groom
2 oz tequila
¼ cup pineapple juice
½ cup orange juice
Splash pomegranate juice
Garnish with an orange peel

Blushing Bride
2 oz vodka
½ cup pulp-free pink lemonade
Garnish glass with a sugar rim for extra sparkle
Post contributor Kelsey Reckless, Bliss Weddings & Events
Cocktail recipe from Martha Stewart

1 comment:

Green Orchid Events said...

Yummy. I can drink one of those right now!

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