Post # 1
About every package or cater we look at they are including a signature drink for our guests that will be passed around. We’ll at times I enjoy them they just seem to be completely over done, never know what is in them and are way too sweet that everyone seems to get tipsy extremely fast. Now I will say I love when a couple chooses a drink the represents them or something special to them but that is a normal drink that people know (jack&cooke, gin&tonic, old fashioned…). Has anyone else experienced the signature cocktail “over dose” as my friends like to call it due to never knowing whats in it, being over done and leading to hazy memories of the evenings
Post # 3
Haha, I know what you mean! I’m wary of “signature cocktails” because more often than not, they’re a saccharine bomb of sugary syrupy sweetness that quite literally makes me gag. Or, they contain a bunch of ingredients that do not go together by any stretch of the imagination. I understand that people want to be creative, but does anybody actually taste these things before serving them or is it just like, “Oooh, that’s a pretty color–let’s do it!”? I’ve never been to a wedding where anyone has gotten drunk off the signature drink, mainly because they contained very little alcohol but I suspect also because of the offensive taste. I would love it if I went to a wedding and the signature cocktail turned out to be something easily recognizable, like a G&T or rum and Coke, like you said. Otherwise, I’ll probably just be sticking to the wine…
Post # 4
I’m deeply suspicious of strange mixtures passed off as “signature drinks”. Most people that I know would far prefer to have something recognisable or just go straight for the wine.
I have come across exceptions to my suspicious rule. Like at my son’s wedding he and his wife offered a delicious rum and ginger beer “welcome to the reception” drink but it hadn’t been tinkered about with. Just very good rum and Fentimen’s Victorian Ginger beer poured over ice and served with a slice of lime. No sugar, no syrupy stuff, no surprises. Oh, and everyone knew what they were drinking! It wasn’t just handed out!
Post # 5
Yes. People drank my signature drink, actually commented on how good it was, and yes, my MALE neighbor got smashed on it. It was very good, not too sweet, and since it was 95 degrees out, it was very refreshing.
Post # 6
We did a very simple signature cocktail. It was called “the Ignatius” which is the name of the restaurant that my husband and I had our first date. It was lemonde, vodka and mint. I also made chalkboard signs to announce the drink and they were served in the wedding favors which were burlap wrapped mason jars.