Post # 1
Hi bees! My fiance and I are having our reception and bringing all the alcohol onto the propoerty. Our wedding is in a CA wine region so we will be serving local wines and beer from nearby vineyards/breweries but we wanted to include signature cocktails. There are so many great cocktail recipes we are having a hard time narrowing it down! Since we aren’t doing a full bar, we were thinking of having a he likes, she likes, we like drinks. We are going to have a champagne cocktail, and then were thinking maybe a vodka based drink and some type of margarita. Do you think 3 types is too many?
I was wondering what other bees have had as their signature cocktails and/or if there was a signature cocktail at a wedding they have been to that they absolutely loved?
Thanks for the help everyone!
This topic was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by AnnH23.
Post # 2
Not at a wedding, but I had an absolutely amazing lavender cosmo once– so refreshing and summery! I think three types of cocktails is plenty, but two would work just as well.
Post # 3
I don’t think 3 is too many if that is the only type of liquor being offered.
We have a full bar but for signature drinks we are doing an old fashioned because my Fiance loves bourbon and sangria because it’s easy for the venue to have pre-made and I love me some sangria.
I would just pick 3 cocktails that are different from each other but reflect your tastes!
We went to one recently that had a Moscow mule, but the last name was McDonnell so they called it a “McDonnell Mule” and everyone loved that!
Post # 4
Three types is good, I wouldn’t premix the champagne cocktails, the champagne will loose it’s fizz making the drink flat and dull.
Post # 5
Thanks for all the suggestions!
that sounds so yummy!
I love moscow mules! One of my and my fiance’s favorite drink is a dark & stormy but I can’t imagine serving something with that name at a wedding. A moscow mule might be a good alternative since it also has ginger beer and is somewhat similar
we definitely would not premix the champagne drink. I totally agree that if it was premixed it would loose the fizz!
Post # 6
I had a gin/grapefruit/lime with suagr rim cocktail (a salty dog but with sugar) and DH had an old fashioned but with honey instead of simple. Small twists that made them delicious but still familiar.
Post # 7
I had a rosemary lemonade martini at a wedding that was amazing. I’d never had it before and haven’t see it since.
Post # 8
You don’t have to serve the drink with the traditional name. If a Dark and Stormy is a favorite drink, you just make up a different name for it, then list the ingrediants so people know what it is.
(rum, ginger beer, lime)