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Hey bees! We’d love submissions for our new Stories from the Hive article on signature cocktails. We know a lot of couples have chosen a signature drink for their reception, either a beverage they both love or something unique that was created just for the occasion!
Did you have a signature cocktail (or mocktail!) at your wedding reception or are you planning on one? What was the inspiration behind your chosen drink? We may feature your entry in an upcoming article!
And if you’ve submitted to us in the past, be sure to check in and see if we chose yours!
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Ours is a Key Lime Martini. Not only is this a wonderful tasting drink, but add to that that the rim of the glass is dipped in crushed sugar graham crackers…YUMMO!!
We both love the combination of tart and sweet, so this drink was perfection for us!
In keeping with our taste preferences, we opted out of the traditional wedding cake to have a plated desert of a combination traditional cannoli (FI is full blooded Italian!) paired with lemon cheese cake topped with fresh berries.
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- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
We had our signature drink served during cocktail hour. We had the Blue Goose we chose it because it matched with our wedding colours
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We had “Fire Cider” which was local apple cider with fireball whiskey. It was something we both liked and it fit our fall wedding.
Post # 5
Not personally, but a good friend of mine had a signature cocktail at his wedding. It was like a cosmo, but much sweeter and so very pink. It was offputting because it wasn’t his style or taste at all so it was really more her cocktail than “theirs”.
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The cocktails we chose at our wedding were all favourites:
sidecar (brandy, triple sec, lemon juice)
gimlet (lime cordial and gin)
caesar (gin or vodka, Clamato juice, Worcestershire sauce and tobacco sauce with a celery salt rim)
which then let us add a couple of drinks using the same ingredients, Tom Collins (club soda, gin, simple syrup and lemon) and French 75 (champagne, gin, simple syrup and lemon).
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Darling Husband and I met playing Minecraft, so our signature drinks were the Dirt Block and the Enderman, two elements of the game. They were both really good and it was one of the few ways we subtly incorporated the game into the wedding.
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beehive : We are having three signature cocktails. Our wedding has an understated fantasy literature theme, so we chose the following cocktails.
1. Mother of Dragons (sparkling pink moscato with dragon fruit) – inspired by A Song of Fire and Ice (Game of Thrones)
2. The Shapeshifter (basically an old fashioned) – inspired by Lord of the Rings
3. Butterbeer (cream soda with butterscotch syrup) – inspired by Harry Potter
Post # 9
We named our cocktail after our cat, Jimmer. We called it the Jimmer Tonic. It was a spin on a gin and tonic with a splash of cranberry juice. The bartender garnished each drink with a straw that has a cut out of the cat on it.
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We had two signature cocktials. Mine was baileys and milk and my husbands was long island ice tea
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- Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
We are having Long Island Iced teas as our signature cocktails (with whatever special twist the bartender wants to put on it). My fiance is such a guy’s guy so I can’t imagine ourselves having something girly and pink as that so does not fit his personality! lol. My favorite booze is tequila and his is Belvedere, so that’s how we decided on Long Islands.
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I am have 2 signature cocktails and 2 signature jello shots
Royal Wedding Cake – Inspired by Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake, lemon and elderflower Their wedding will be 2 weeks before ours
1 part Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
3 parts Lemon Club Soda
Splash of Elderflower Liqueur (we are using a St Germaine Knockoff)
Garnish with mint and lemon
Austin Sunset (because my Fiance proposed to be in Austin at sunset)
2 parts Deep Eddy Grapefruit
2 parts Grapefruit Club Soda
Garnish with lime and Mint
The above cocktails have been tested by friends and fmily the past 2 months.
Then we are going to do 2 high end jello shots. I am still working on the recipe. But we are doing jello shot versions of an Amaretto Sour and Arnold Palmer. We met in college, and we both always had jello shots at our parties. Now as adults, we still have them out for every party, and we bring them with us to gatherings. It’s our usual signature. W’re classing them up a bit. We’re using compostable cups with lids, and they can be made up to a month in advance. Any leftover we’re bringing with us to a joint family trip in the adirondacks.
We’re going to have non alcoholic jello cups for the kids and adults who want to feel like kids.
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We had two: a brides cocktail and a grooms cocktail. The grooms cocktail was just a dark and stormy. But I got creative for mine! I did:
-fresh stalk of rosemary
Oir photographer didn’t take a proper photo of them but here’s a little crop of our guests holding them!
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We each had a signature cocktail. It was one of the first wedding decisions we made, haha!
Mine was a French 75, which is a cocktail my husband introduced me to. He became the de facto bartender at the first party he came to at my house after we started dating, and he says it’s how he won over all my friends. It’s now our go-to for holidays in my family.
His signature drink was the manhattan, which is his favorite cocktail. We also had a variety of wines and beer, and so much cava that my parents are still working their way through the case that was left over. My one requirement about the bar was that we not run out of sparkling wine!