In a digital age where we Instagram and ‘pin’ routinely, especially gastronomic creations that are served with design and a presentation in mind; in an age where there are so many new flavour variations and the ‘Wow Factor’ is everything; we feel that now, more than ever before, personalization really matters.
Signature Drinks are definitely one of the more fun, cool and easier things to incorporate into your day to bring that unique touch to your wedding soiree. We know that signature drinks are not a new invention, but when you create your own custom blend beverage or match your drink colour to your design hues, it brings your special day up to a whole new level. Guests remember first impressions and definitely things that please their senses.
Discussing drink options with the venue bartender is a great way to research and find an existing drink to suit your theme and design. Another recommended way is to hire a mixologist to craft a drink customized for just the two of you. Our only advice is to remember to have a designated driver when you go for that tasting.
Another great reason to have a signature drink is that in some cases it really helps to keep your budget in check if you are having a consumption bar. You can serve only the signature drink during cocktail hour along with non-alcoholic beverages. That way you have the fixed price for that drink and you can control what goes in it.
Here are a few great signature drinks we’ve come across that we would absolutely recommend for alcohol based signature drinks:
1. For a Blue or Jazzy themed event:
The Blue Velvet Martini
1 & ½ – Vodka
¼ oz. Blue Curacao
Dash of Lime Juice
Stir with cracked ice & strain into a chilled cocktail glass, Garnish with a slice of lemon.
Garnish with a Blue orchid or if you want to a more fun approach, blue rock candy.
2. For a Carnival themed wedding how about a Cotton Candy Martini. If you ask us, we think it’s AHH-mazing.
Cotton Candy Martini
2 oz Cotton Candy Vodka
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Cranberry Juice
Splash of grenadine
Garnish with a pinch of Cotton Candy (or two if you like: )
3. For an outdoor garden wedding how about this:
Brazen Watermelon Blush
1 & ½ parts Watermelon Vodka
2 parts fresh kiwi and strawberries pureed
1 sprig of mint
1 kiwi slice
1 strawberry slice
Combine vodka & pureed fruit in a shaker. Shake and strain over ice and pour into glass.
Garnish with a sprig of mint, kiwi and a strawberry slice.
Bonus Budget Saving Tip: . Ask if your bartender will be willing to serve half portions in smaller glasses or goblets of the same drink and garnish, garnish, garnish. That can really stretch your wedding dollar without jeopardizing the overall vibe.