Choosing a signature cocktail to serve at your wedding reception is a super fun and practical way to express your personality. Not to mention, as opposed to an open bar, it is a real money saver! But, with so many amazing concoctions out there, how do you pick just one?
First, be sure to keep the theme and venue of your wedding in mind. Think about the décor, the colors, the time of year, and use them for inspiration. Get creative but stick to your personal taste and style as a couple!
Keeping your signature cocktail rather easy to make is important as well. You want a few ingredients that really shine, taste delicious and look beautiful. Also, don’t forget to talk to your bartender for suggestions to take your ideas to the next level. Below are some ideas that may get your creative juices flowing!
Garden weddings often have a vineyard feel. If your wedding does indeed evoke this feeling, check out your local winery and see speaks to you. White wine spritzers are popular–they are simple and can be tailored to your taste. Red and rose’ wines are also perfect. All of these can be made into a stunning Sangria by taking tasty floral inspiration.
If you are having a traditional wedding, a traditional cocktail is the way to go. If it is a black tie event, think a classic martini. If it is a little less formal, other great options would be the classic Old Fashioned or Whisky Sour–or your special take of any of these. These types of delicious drinks are timeless for a reason!
Rustic weddings are just plain fun and non-fussy! And your signature cocktail should be to! The cocktail you pick depends on just how rustic the wedding is. For example, a backyard barbeque screams for beer, right? With craft brew popularity booming, talk to your local breweries and see what they may suggest. Or, if your wedding is rustic but with a more elegant feel, you could go another direction and with that rustic twist.
Boho weddings are all about the whimsy. Think of unique flavor combinations that you may not see anywhere else. You want to keep it subtle, organic, and gorgeous! This is where you might also want to incorporate the colors in your wedding whether it be with edible flower garnishes or herbs.
Beach weddings are a fun way to experiment with cocktails such as daiquiris, pina coladas, and margaritas. Anything tropical goes! The great thing is that all these drinks can easily be tailored to the décor of your big day just by changing the fruit you use!