Post # 1
My venue likes to rake you over the coals for their open bar so to help keep costs at bay we’d like to have two or three signature cocktails and hosted wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages all night long. If someone wants something like a martini or two fingers of Glenlivet, well more power to them… but my apologies for not spending $10 or $16, respectively, on those options. Also, venue charges by 1oz pours so something like a Long Island would cost roughly $20 thanks to all the booze in it.
So! Just taking a little survey to see what YOU’D like to see in this situation. Just trying to keep it simple, no complicated cocktails with wild colors or umbrellas. My venue is a Palm House – glass building, brick floors, palm trees everywhere. Date is May 19, and wedding is in the evening, cocktail attire. Colors are grey, orange, yellow and white.
Please pick up to 3 options from the poll, or suggest your own if you’d like!
Post # 3
I picked the following:
Vodka & Cranberry because it’s light, refreshing
Margarita for those that want a fruity alcoholic drink without the harshness of a liquor just mixed with juice
Rum & Coke because it’s a darker drink with soda and they are very popular
Hope it helps in your decision!
Post # 4
@Soon2beeMrsM: I agree..same three choices!
Post # 5
Can you just do signature drinks? I feel like most people would rather have a yummy cocktail than a rum and coke.
Post # 6
The only thing i’d drink out of those options is a vodka cranberry. I only like vodka as a hard alcohol, though. My husband would only drink a rum and coke.
Post # 7
Mmm… mojitos and margaritas. So refreshing!
Post # 8
I voted for vodka cranberry/rum and coke/margarita. honestly though if you have wine i’d be fine with anything 🙂 i like everything up there except whisky… and i have no idea what drambuie is!
Post # 9
Thanks for everyone’s feedback so far!
We’ll kick around the idea of a signature cocktail, but they’re still $10 each from the venue (awesome). Fiance and I are also not really mixed drink people, but I do realize that there are 148 other people in attendance.
Also please keep in mind that there is endless domestic and imported beer and wine options as well, so hopefully everyone will have something they’d like to drink on the menu 🙂
Post # 10
I choose Gin and Tonic, Vodka and Cranberry,and Rum and coke because it gives different options for different types of drinkers.. but I LOVE Mojitos.. just throwing that out there.
Post # 11
Vodka & Cranberry, mojitos… can’t go wrong! I also love rum and cranberry, but that wasn’t an option 🙂
Post # 12
@CorgiTales: If you don’t like whiskey, you probably won’t like Drambuie. I had no idea what it was either, until I went to a tasting event at Due Amici! Its DEEEEEEELICIOUS, very sweet, but has a taste kinda like whiskey. Try it sometime with soda and lime. It’s yum (at least to me!)
Post # 13
WOW your venue is making bank off alcohol! I have never heard of that much upcharging, it’s just crazy to me. I voted for rum and coke, it’s familiar and rum is tropical to me IMO. I also love mojitos! Good luck and I don’t blame you for not paying $16 a drink.
Post # 14
I think your actually being a great hostess by choosing to do well known cocktails rather than signature ones. And hopefully a lot of your guests will appreciate it (I know at least the guys that won’t have to walk around with a pink drink in their hands will lol)
I would go with the one rum drink, one vodka drink and one other hard alcohol drink that you know your guests are more likely to drink. For me it would have to be whiskey but I say do the drambuie since its your fav 🙂
Post # 15
With that much selection, I think you’ll be fine without signature drinks. I voted rum and coke (very classic, most guys drink it), vod/cran (one my my favs, and a lot of girls drink it). For the third, I voted Mojitos (cuz its different and not typically available in limited bars) but margaritas would be a good choice too. With those choices and beer and wine, I think everyone will find something they like. 🙂
Post # 16
Margarita? Heck yes. Anywhere, almost anytime.
By The Way: grapefruit juice is toxic with alcohol. (I love grapefruit juice, but a Dr. told me that, just FYI)
I voted gin and tonic, rm and coke, vodka cran, and whiskey ginger. If you want to go for more extravagant- people love Margaritas and second comes Mojitos.