Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone had an idea for a good signature cocktail or drink for our winter wedding (12/21/12.). Our theme is roaring twenties/ vintage glamour and my colors are teal, white and silver.
I was hoping for something either clear or blue colored but open to anything. I looked up some prohibition era drinks but I’m afraid no one will like them (sidecar, gin drinks , etc)
I would appreciate any ideas! Thank you!
Post # 3
There are some prohibition era drinks that are really delicious and accessible for folks who aren’t huge cocktail nerds. I’d suggest picking one of those! Try the Mary Pickford (white rum, pineapple juice, maraschino and grenadine) or the Ward 8 (rye whiskey, orange juice, lemon juice and grenadine). I also really love the French 75 (gin, lemon juice, sugar and champagne) which you could also make with cognac for folks who are afraid of gin!
Post # 4
@KatieBklyn: We served the French 75 (though it’s not traditional, you could also offer vodka in place of gin for people who aren’t gin drinkers) and it was a hit! We also served old fashioned cocktails (rye whiskey, bitters, muddled sugar, orange wedge & cherry garnish), which is a very classic cocktail, and everyone loved them. ETA: Gimlets are another great & simple classic cocktail- vodka or gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Served just like martinis: up or on the rocks.
Post # 5
I clicked on your post to share this holiday martini bar menu, which I love, but I now see that it doesn’t quite fit your “roaring twenties” theme. Maybe the peartree martini could work….at least it’s clear!
Post # 6
We have a martini type drink that might fit the bill- it’s not blue or clear but white & tastes like a boozy light egg-nog. It sounds so weird but ya’ll should try it at home before you judge, it’s pretty delicious! It’s called the Humboldt Honey around our parts:
-drizzle martini glass with honey, rim edges if you’re feelin fancy
-Equal parts American Honey & Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon (note: do NOT use jack daniels honey, its not nearly as sweet as American honey)
-Add soy milk to your liking (we also tried it with Vanilla soy milk & it was soo yummy!)
-add a few dashes of cinnamon & cloves & a tad more honey on top
We don’t drink soy milk at all really but it helped the drink mellow out & taste lighter and not quite so thick & rich….
Post # 7
I don’t like Gin but I do like a Gin Fizz which is mostly clear so I could recommend this.
As for winter, I would recommend a Lamumba which is hot chocolate with amaretto and sooooooo delicious. Add a shot of rum and top with whiped cream for extra deliciousness.
Post # 8
Thank you so much for all of these awesome ideas!!!! I can’t wait to start mixing these up and sampling!!! I really appreciate the help!
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Are you trying to be authentic and get people to try a new dirnk or do you just want something clever? Authentic would be a sidecar or a manhattan. Clever would be a standard vodka martini colored blue with curacao with a name like Vintage Peacock or Speakeasy Special.
Post # 10
I don’t know if you are familiar with Bonefish Grulle but they have a seasonal winter drink and it’s amazing! It’s a cranberry martini. It’s white with cranberries floating in it. You would have to look up the exact recipe on the website but I love getting them when we go to dinner.