(Closed) Signature cocktail resources?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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  • Wedding: September 2012

My Fiance and I are both obsessed with cocktails.  What types of alcohol do you prefer?  Do you want something that is pre-made or made per order?  I’ll fish up some websites for you!

Post # 4
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  • Wedding: September 2012

@lilbluebird:  

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/230714/signature-drinks/@center/272429/diy-weddings

http://www.cocktailtimes.com/

http://www.nola.com/cocktails/

And here are some questions I found from a mixologist who creates custom cocktails for weddings.  Just some things to think about while you are looking, deciding, eliminating, creating, etc.  🙂

  • What are your favorite liquors and non-alcoholic ingredients in mixed drinks?  Are there any liquor types and/or ingredients that you absolutely DO NOT want?
  • What types of cocktails do you two enjoy drinking?
  • Would you like the drink to match/complement your color scheme?  If so, what is the color scheme?
  • Does your wedding have an overall theme (Hollywood Glamour, Country Simple, etc.)?
  • Do you have any ideas on a name for the cocktail?  Oftentimes, it’s a combination of the couple’s name or something that relates to an interesting story about the couple (how they met, where they met, etc.).
  • What is the location of your wedding?  Time of day?

 

Post # 6
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  • Wedding: September 2012

@lilbluebird:  I know this is a lot of questions but, are you having a full bar or will you be serving just the signature cocktails with beer, wine, etc?  Just thinking about ingredients and what the best drinks could be without having to buy too many “things” for it.  Also, what time of day is wedding?  And where in SoCal?

Post # 8
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  • Wedding: September 2012

Mojitos are fairly easy in that they only have rum.  So, you would only be looking at buying one alcoholic ingredient (for that drink).  They do have other ingredients as well but that would be fairly simple.  Since you are having a summer wedding maybe a watermelon mojito or something?  They are super delicious and pretty easy to make!  And, if you wanted, you could make them in batches and cut down the wait time to make each one individually. 

Thinking on a cocktail with orange…  You could always do a twist on the cosmo and have an orange peel in it instead of lemon?  Just make up a cute name and add an orange.  Classic cocktail that most people will recognize but can tie in “orange county” as well.  And, since they have triple sec, they already have a subtle orange flavor so it wouldn’t change it to make it taste odd or anything.

 

Post # 10
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  • Wedding: September 2012

@lilbluebird:  For the mojito you could use the watermelon, mint, lime juice, simple syrum and just soda water.  So, same recipe but don’t use rum, just use more soda.  Would taste like a watermelon/mint italian soda of sorts.  Sounds yummy actually!  The cosmo would be a little harder though.  Not sure how well it would turn out in a non-alcoholic form.  We are doing signature cocktails but aren’t doing any non-alcoholic ones.  We’ll have lemonade, tea, water, etc. so I guess if they don’t want alcohol they will be drinking that instead.  My wedding will be small as well 100-125 or so.  I just don’t feel the need to offer EVERYthing.  There will be plenty to choose from whatever you decide to do 🙂  Don’t make it any more stressful than it needs to be!  If you want a recipe for the watermelon mojito let me know.  I’ll be glad to pass one along! 

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