(Closed) Worried about my family getting too drunk at cocktail hour!!! signature drinks

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

my fiance’ and I are serving a drink called a Lava Flow as our cocktail hour signature drink – it’s an easy, low-alc drink that can be served alcoholic or non alcoholic. Lava Flow is essentially a Pina-Colada, with pureed (spelling?) strawberries and banana swirled throughout the drink. We were quoted at 1 drink per person, $6 per person

During the reception we are having a lighter signature drink of simply berry juice, mint, lemon/lime and vodka..super cheap. Our caterer quoted the price as 2 drinks per person $6 each person. (Also along with beer and wine)

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

A classic and delicious drink is Bucks Fizz, it’s basically orange juice mixed with sparkling wine. Since you’re mixing fruit juice with wine the alcohol content is pretty low, wine is much lower than spirits to start with (12% compared to 40% ish). And if you use sparkling wine instead of champagne it’s cheap as well!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@The Unsuspecting Bride: we’re having a similar signature cocktail– a pomegranate champagne. I think it’s just pomegranate juice and champagne, with strawberries thrown in to look pretty. It’s a good idea because you know they’r enot going to fill it up too much with champagne, so they’ll be pretty watered down.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not much of a drinker so I can’t help with drink suggestions, but we had our wedding coordinator tell the bartenders no shots – during cocktail hour or reception. We’re having a cash bar anyway, but, shots are easier and quicker to get bombed on. We have some partiers coming, so both sets of parents were more comfortable without the option of shots. People can still order drinks to their heart’s content though – such as the super-alcoholic long island iced tea. Tongue out

 

so I guess I was trying to get at the fact that we closed off shots. sorry – I’m a rambler!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

A good bartender will cut off people who have had too much to drink.  I don’t know what your state laws are – but mine told me they were legally required to do so.  Perhaps your heads up on the potential problem guests will be enough.

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