Please vote on signature drink!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which drink would you prefer as a guest at a summer wedding?
    Mule: Vodka, lime, ginger ale : (35 votes)
    50 %
    Mojito: Gold rum, lime, mint : (24 votes)
    34 %
    Gimlet: Gin, lime, cucumber : (11 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    If I were choosing based on what I’d like, I would go with the Mule; however, I’m trying to think what a guy would like more or what would offset with the sweet bellini, so I voted the Gimlet.

     

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    beeconomist:  I am a gin fan but I do not think gimlets have universal appeal because they are made with Rose’s sweetened lime juice and can pack a punch.

    I voted for the Mojito because those are refreshing, more lightly flavored and I think would have a wider appeal to most crowds.

    Post # 4
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    760 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

    We’re doing the mule, so I am biased. I recommend trying it with ginger beer if you haven’t yet, rather than the ginger ale. It’s such a refreshing drink!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted for the mule because I don’t like rum. 

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I voted for Mule, though tbh I was really torn between the Mule and Mojito.  On the one hand, I know FI, his buddies, and most of by guy friends all seem to prefer rum over vodka, so the rum in the Mojito would win over the guys.  On the other hand, since you are are looking for a drink that is definitively more manly, I would think the ginger in the Mule will pack more of a rugged kick than the light lime taste of the mojito.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think you should go with bourbon instead. I’m a bartender and this is my go-to cocktail that I love. 1.5 oz. bourbon, .5 oz lemon juice, .5 oz ginger simple syrup (literally ginger that is steeped/boied in simple syrup), orange bitters, splash of soda water. You can play with proportions or cut the amount of simple, up the amount of bourbon, and use ginger beer instead. 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    So here’s the tough part: mules and mojitos are hard to do right. I wouldn’t recommend a mule with ginger ale (ginger beer is where it’s at), and a good mojito takes a lot of time muddling with the lime and the mint, so doing them for a crowd may be time-consuming for a bartender.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    cmbr:  ACTUALLY, muddleing mint is the worst way to make a mojito. Mint, when muddled, gives off a bitter taste. The best way is to muddle lime with simple and then add mint when shaking. The ice will bang it up enough to release the oils without roughing up the leaves and releasing bitter flavor. 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    beeconomist:  Ooh. Tough call! I like Moscow Mules a lot and was at a wedding a couple years ago with a Mule signature drink that everyone raved about, but gimlets are one of my favorite cocktails! I think I’d probably vote for the Mule, though, because more people are tolerant to/like vodka than rum or gin. I love gin, but I have some friends who won’t go near it, same goes for rum.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    sarahalthea:  …..okay? I’m not telling her bartender how to make the mojitos. The point still stands that mojitos take longer to make than say, a cranberry vodka, and have the potential to cause a backup at the bar.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    cmbr:  Not really, not if they are made correctly. I am a bartender and as long as you prebatch the lime juice fresh squeezed and don’t muddle mint as expected, they are no more difficult to make than any other cocktail. And I also thought it would be a helpful tip to share with Bees. I’m a bartender at a craft cocktail bar. I know. okay…..?

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee

     

    cmbr:  I agree with you. Muddling makes a better mojito, and it’s definitely time consuming! Plus pre-made mojitos are never as good as those that are made-to-order.

    sarahalthea:  I agree with your bourbon suggestion. There are so many great (and “manly”) cocktails made with bourbon.

    beeconomist: Will these cocktails be pre-made and then dispensed to guests? Or are they being made individually upon being ordered?

    As a former bartender myself, none of the cocktails listed above sound like they have mass appeal. 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Mojito. Delicious and refreshing.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    These sound delicious! I love gin, but I think for a wedding a mojito is more universally appealling.

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