(Closed) Drink Suggestions?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which drink option would you rather see at a wedding you're attending?
    Everybody likes sangria! : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Bring on the strawberry and pineapple daiquiris! : (4 votes)
    22 %
    I like the idea of cocktails, but want a different option! (Please post suggestions) : (2 votes)
    11 %
    I'd rather have a choice between beer or wine. : (10 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I didn’t vote.  Here is why.  Sangria is wine… just with added fruit.  It would be the easiest option but you say your F&F are cocktail drinkers and like I said, sangria is wine.  Daquiris are cocktails but they are girly.  What will the guys drink?  There are so many cocktails that require so many different liquors and it difficult to please a large crowd on a small budget when it comes to liquor.  Picking just two cocktails without having beer and wine as an option would likely exclude a lot of drinkers.

    Post # 4
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    55 posts
    Worker bee

    Find a drink that will complement your theme. Example: fall wedding, you can serve Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and apple cider and garnish with cinnamon.

    Post # 5
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    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    neither hubby or i drink alcohol but i voted beer and wine because i think that would suit most other people

    Post # 7
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Will you have to hire a bartender to mix the drinks?  That would factor into my suggestion…

    I’ve made sangria before, and it takes some prep time (meaning, someone has to do the sangria making).  

    Because of that – I’d lean towards a signature cocktail or maybe two?

    Do you and Fiance have a favorite drink?  Or, knowing your crowd, does a particular drink come to mind?

    I went to a wedding where they served lemon drop martini’s and everyone appeared to be happy with that.

    Personally – I’d be happy with beer and wine – but, again – you know your guests best and if they aren’t beer and wine drinkers, try to go with something they’d enjoy.

    Edit to add:  if your venue is already providing the mixers – buying some staple alcohol won’t run you too much – I think I spent around $500 for all my liquor and I went crazy with tons of different types, went top shelf, and had TONS left over.  You could easily just buy vodka, rum, gin, whiskey and call it a day.  That way – you have tons of drink options for people with those ‘staple’ liquor bases.

    Post # 10
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    4770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t see how it is cheaper getting only one type of alcohol.  What’s the difference between buying 3 bottles or vodka or 1 bolle of vodka, 1 rum, and one gin for example.  I donno, nothig?

    Post # 11
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    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    The venue we are likely to go with only allows beer, wine or champagne. A lot of our friends are hard liquor drinkers and we decided to make things a little more interesting, we could have some signature “cocktails” made from these choices, such as: champagne lemonade, mimosas, champagne cocktails, sangria, shandies (lager mixed with lemonade or ginger ale), snakebites (lager mixed with hard cider), hard cider, black and tans, etc. Although I guess if we were allowed, we’d like to have a signature cocktail with hard liquor in it.

    A sig cocktail I recommend that people always seem to love is called a lazy man’s mojito: lemonade concentrate mixed in a blender with mint leaves (you can pre make this and store it in a jar), then poor it over gin or vodka with soda water. It’s very refreshing and tasty!

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