(Closed) What liquors are a must

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Honey bee

Your liquor selection depends on what your guests enjoy. Every crowd is different so there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Take a poll of a handful of guests to see what they enjoy. If most don’t drink as you said, you shouldn’t have to worry about what to serve since they probably won’t touch it anyway.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

lots of people like tequila, and i think plenty would drink gin and tonics, too

Post # 7
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Honey bee

Rum, vodka and tequila are the most common liquors and are generally interchangeable.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did beer, wine, vodka, whiskey and pimm’s (liqueur) at our wedding.  Beer was most popular, followed by whiskey, vodka, wine and then the pimm’s.  My only regret is that we didn’t pick another couple of liqueurs, as a lot of friends wanted to do shooters.  Among my friends I would say vodka, rum and whiskey are the most popular.

And good choice on the Amaretto, one of my faves too!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’d also add champagne and gin to that list, maybe scotch but it likely wouldn’t be missed with the other options. As far as beer, the keg can be a lighter beer like Yuengling or Rolling Rock and the bottles can be Sam Adams (either the regular kind or a seasonal kind.) Both are domestic, so they’re more cost-effective. You could also have bottled beer from a NY brewery, since that’s where you’ll be getting married (eg Ommegang or Brooklyn Brewery, but there are a ton others!)

 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think what you have is fine. I think most people can think of a drink they like that involves either rum or vodka or Jack. I think people will be fine with 3 liquors, 2 wines, and beer to choose from. We went to a friends wedding that just had beer, wine, mojitos and jack and mixers and we loved it!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Gin is nice if your guests are martini drinkers. Gin gimlets are also pretty popular. But I think it sounds like you have everything covered, so I wouldn’t feel obligated to add anything to the list you already posted! (But to second a PP, sparkling wine is great if you can include that as well… great for celebrating! 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

What you have sounds good, but I would seriously consider adding a whiskey (think Jack and coke) and tequila to those! Tequila can make some really great mixers, like tequila sunrise with OJ and grenadine or margaritas!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well I think the main thing to consider is what mixers do they provide?  For example, lots of people like white russians, but are they providing milk?  It’s hard to pick liquors or liqueurs without knowing what you have to mix it with.  The ones you have mentioned are some of the safest because you can mix them with the most common mixers (oj, pop).

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Brianalaura: Hi – did you marry a British guy? Any significance to the Pimms? I’m curious 🙂

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