Post # 1
I dont drink, so I’m kind of clueless about this. We’re wanting to do two different mixed drinks, and then different kinds of beers. We’re only having about 70 guests, and I’m thinking that probably only about 40 of them will be drinking. So I’m not sure sure how much to get. My mom is paying for the alcohol and the bartender is just a friend of hers that bartends, but not for events. So we’re in charge of supplying it, and they’re just going to be serving it.
So far we’ve got the mixed drinks narrowed down to these:
Purple hooter (this is just what its called on the recipe)
1/3 part absolute vodka
1/3 part raspberry liqueur
1/3 part pineapple juice
Blue moon cocktail
1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce blue curacao
3 ounces lemonaide
3/4 ounce blueberry flavored vodka
3/4 ounce vanilla flavored vodka
1 splash blue curacao
2 ounces stolichnaya vanilla (I’m assuming any vanilla vodka will work though)
2 ounces malibu rum
2 ounces coco lopez
1/4 ounce blue curacao
Which do you guys think sounds the best?
And what kind of beers? We were thinking:
Coors (my moms choice)
Woodchuck ciders (my brothers only request)
Is that too little in the choice of beer? I dont think most of the guests are beer snobs, and will probably just drink whatever you put in front of them.
How many of each beer should we buy?
Post # 3
Blue curacao, aside from being disgusting in my opinion, is also a nightmare to get out of clothing especially a white wedding dress. Having flashbacks to my schools deb ball.
Post # 4
@j_jaye: Is it? Like I said, I dont drink, so I have no idea what it tastes like. It seems to be in almost everything though!
Post # 5
I hate blue curacao.
Beer options look fine to me.
Are you serving any wine?
Post # 6
I’m with PP, blue curacao is horrendous. It’s basically syrup IMO.
The beer selections are fine and definitely on par for most weddings.
Post # 7
I love blue curacao! So I voted for the first two options, in my opinion cocktails should have some element that is non alcoholic in them, so not just straight alcohol. But that’s personal preference 🙂
Post # 8
I’m not a fan of really sweet drinks so they all sound pretty gross to me (sorry!!).
What about something like a simple rum and coke that’s more universal?
Post # 9
@Alsace: We werent planning on having much wine. We will have a bottle or two though. Most of our friends and family arent wine drinkers, and only a handful of them would actually drink it. Most people we know are bud light kind of people. XD
I’m surprised so many people hate the curacao, considering how many recipes its in. My mom said that it was basically just a color source and didnt have a flavor.
Post # 10
@FutureMrsLadolcetta: lol, Not a problem. You and me are opposites. If I drink alcohol, it HAS to be sweet and fruity.
We could get a bottle of rum, but I dont know how many would drink it. None of my closest friends and family have ever mentioned liking it. I know a couple of them like whiskey, but I dont know how whiskey is usually served.
Post # 11
I’d be really disappointed to find that there was no wine at the wedding.
The beer selection is okay. Blue Moon is decent, Coors is..well, pretty gross.
As for the cocktails, I usually go for a straight rum and coke or cranberry vodka, so none of those really appeal to me.
Post # 12
@abbie017: We’ll have a couple bottles of wine, but not very many of our friends and family are wine drinkers. And like I said, Coors is just my moms choice. She’s paying for it, so if thats what she wants, then thats what she gets.
Since we’ll have plenty of vodka for the mixed drinks, do you think it would be okay to just have vodka and different juices to mix it with?
Post # 13
@allyfally: I think having juices for vodka cocktails would be a good idea, and definitely not expensive! You can pick them up at the grocery store a few days before and be good.
Post # 14
@allyfally: blue curaçao is good, its sweet like grenadine almost. I voted for the coco snowball. Out of those options it is the only one i would drink
Post # 15
First two cocktails = yum!
I’m like you, to drink it must be super sweet! I would add lots of coke and some whiskey and/or rum in there though. Rather than having a few specific cocktails it allows people to mix and match. I also drink just vodka, raspberry and lemonade too, most girls I know do. So perhaps buying some syrups and lemonade would be a good go 🙂
So long as you have a heavy/mid and a light beer in popular brands you should be fine. In Aus I would say Carlton Draught, Carlton Dry, Tooheys or Cascade, but I don’t know the US equivalents haha 🙂
Post # 16
@allyfally: If you’ll be having your wedding in KY, maybe try to pick one beer from KY? My FI went to college there and bourbon is the thing, so why not a bourbon aged beer:
Just my two cents 🙂 especially if you want something a little different!
Also I think I remember Yuengling being HUGE so maybe drive across to Ohio and get some as a treat? People seem to go nuts over it in states where you can’t get it!