(Closed) Help me pick my hard liquor

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I drink Vodka or Rum (Captain Morgans)

Post # 17
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Bumble bee

If your crowd tends to mix with coke, 7-up or other very flavorful mixers, then  you can likely get away with less expensive brands.  If they are the type of crowd that mixes with soda or water then it’s easier to taste the higher quality.   

Post # 18
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Helper bee

Agree with vodka, rum and whiskey as top three. For vodka, I really enjoy Tito’s which is thankfully economical too. Probably wouldn’t matter in mixed drinks, but you can taste the difference in martinis. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

Vodka, Scotch, Whiskey, Gin. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

I would ask what time of year your wedding is. Whisky and rum seem more like cool-weather drinks to me, while gin is more summery. I also caution against tequila. 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I would purchase all liquors in a typical well-

vodka, gin, rum, bourbon, tequila, vermouth — these should cover your basic drinks. You will need the most of vodka, then bourbon, then equal gin and rum, least tequila, and I would only get one bottle of cheap dry vermouth. Amaretto is a popular cordial, so you might want to consider a bottle or two as well, depending On your crowd. I’d also suggest tossing in sour mix on your list to the liquor store for mixers.

I’m not going to suggest brands to you since reading these replies it’s obvious there are lots of varying opinions that could likely be regional. I would suggest chatting up friends/parents/ coworkers to find out what people in your area drink.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Below is what they call a basic bar rail. These are the bottles that bartenders have in the rail ready hand. Because they are the most popular and most affordable drinks

Vodka- Smernoff and Absolute are most popular

Rye – Wisers and Canadian Clun are most popular I perfect wisers

Rum – Bacardi most pupular

Gin – Beefeater or Bombay most popular

Best to also have a Scotch Johnny Walker Red is a good one (not to expensive)

I wouldn’t put Tequilla at the bar, this is a family event. You may not want someone to total get trashed in front of grandma at a wedding. If you want shots maybe have a bar tender make something that he can control to alcohol level by adding more pop (if needed cause someone is looking too tipsy) 

Jolly Rancher is a great one – Amaretto, Melon Liqueur, Grenadine, Sprite
Amaretto is Italian liquor and has a sweet taste with a hint of almond, mixed with sour sweet grenadine, melon liqueur and a pop of fizz this is a true crown pleaser.

You also will need a nice tasting but cheap wine. Hardy’s Shiras Red and Hardy white is nice for the tables and at the bar. The price point is very good for this wine. You may also want to get a Pinot Grigio for at the Bar. You should be able find a good Pinot at a low price point.

Add 3 types of beer. Always have a light beer and 2 regular types to choose from

Mixes you will need POP: Coke, D Coke, 7-up, Gingerale, Tonic, and Soda.  JUICES: Orange juice, cranberry juice and a Spicy clamato (no worchester or tabasco needed with the spicy clamato) Individual Bottled water is also good to have.

Sliced lemons and Limes for at the bar 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

marriedtopizza:  disagree that rum is a cool weather drink.  It is the alcohol of the carribbean

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

kwbride2015:  Yeah, I suppose you’re right actually. Especially when mixed with pineapple/coconut, which is the only way I can imbibe rum. 

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