Post # 1
Looking for a brides and grooms signature drink that is not super sugary for a summer wedding. So far I was looking at the pink elephant (vodka, lime, grapefruit, cranberry, lemonade) or drunken arnold palmer (citris vodka, iced tea, lemonade) but they seem way to sweet.
For grooms drink was thinking dark and stormy or a sidecar but those are kind of aquired tastes. Trying to keep bar costs down since alcohol is not included in our catering package, only bar service.
Post # 3
Why don’t you want it to be sweet? I’d absolutely hate a cocktail that wasn’t at all sweet and just end up leaving it or making my SO drink it.
Post # 4
I think a tad sweet is great. I think too sugary means alot of sick people the next day! Mojito can be yummy but not bartender friendly. Would like to mix up something and have pitchers ready to go. Sangria is a big NO in my book. It screams cheap and tastes awful.
Post # 5
What about a Pimm’s Cup?
There are a lot of variations, but it’s ultimately Pimm’s No.1 with some fizzy drink such as ginger ale or 7-up, and cucumber + fruit mixed in.
Post # 6
@SwedishPancake: I had Pimm’s lemonade at a backyard wedding and it was super delicious. I think there were cut up strawberries in it too, delicious!
Post # 7
I had a mixed drink of a ginger beer and rum and it was amazingggg. super refreshing.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
What about a press? You could pick a flavored vodka that you like, my favorite is raspberry, but lemon or something could also be nice. I like that they are refreshing, and not too sweet because the vodka is mixed with half 7-up or Sprite and half soda water.
Post # 9
Maybe some kind of “shandy” i.e., a beer-based cocktail? The traditional shandy is just beer and lemonade/sprite, but there’s a pub near me that has a whole list of “Somewhat Shandy” drinks like a Blue Moon-based margarita and all sorts of beer/soda/juice/liquor combinations.
Post # 10
I’d recommend a Greyhound. Simple and easy and refreshing!
Post # 11
Tom Collins? It’s gin (you can substitute vodka if you want), lemon juice, simple syrup, and seltzer. Very refreshing, basically fizzy alcoholic lemonade. For that matter, how about a spiked lemonade infused with an herb like basil or rosemary? Yum!
I’ve also had some yummy cocktails made with liquors infused with tea. I would be all about serving a boozy twist on afternoon tea!
i want a cocktail now! Hey it’s 5:00, time for happy hour!
Post # 12
We did a pomegranate margarita – much tarter than a traditional or strawberry margarita, especially since we used pomegranate juice instead of a sugary mix.