Thursday, May 17, 2012

Signature Wedding Cocktails

Signature wedding cocktails have become a huge trend over the past year and coming up with inspiration for your signature wedding drink is fun & easy!
  4 ways to help you get inspired:
1. You and your groom's favorite liquor, wine, etc (or non alcoholic)
2. Color, Color, Color. The colors of the cocktails are what make it so fun. You can go with your wedding color scheme or you & your groom's favorite colors.
3. Details. How will they be garnished and served. Maybe a sugared rim with colorful straws for instance. 4. The name. Coming up with a unique and personal name for the drink. This is your drink being served on your day. Name it whatever you think is fabulous! 

Delicious drink recipes & inspiration for your signature wedding cocktails:
                                                               



BLUE OCEAN
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz blue curacao
1/3 oz grapefruit juice
1-2 splashes simple syrup

Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice; shake, then strain and serve either straight into a martini glass or over ice. Garnish with orange slice & tropical flower.

      
            



                              


CHERRY BEER MARGARITAS 
12 oz can frozen limeade concentrate
12 oz cherry flavored soda
12 oz bottle of corona light
12 oz tequila
kosher salt (for rimming glass)
cherries & limes (for garnish)

Rub lime wedge around rim of each glass; dip in kosher salt. In a large pitcher, mix all ingredients and stir with wooden spoon to combine. Serve over ice and garnish with lime & cherries.


  
SPIKED PEACH TEA
6  tea bags
1 quart water
2 cups peach nectar
2 tbsp sugar
1 shot jack daniel's
sliced peaches & mint (optional)

Pour 1 cup of water in small saucepan; add tea bags & bring to a boil. When it starts to boil, remove from heat and cover to steep. Allow to steep for 5 min. Pour tea into pitcher with sugar. Add remaining water & stir well to combine the sugar. Allow tea to cool in fridge for 1 hour. Add peach nectar to tea &  stir well. Pour peach tea over ice, leaving enough room for whiskey. Stir to combine. Garnish with peaches & mint.


                                                                                                        
LAVENDER LEMONADE
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tbsp lavender buds
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
cold water
ice

In a small saucepan bring water, sugar & lavender to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Allow to cool. Strain lavender liquid into a pitcher. Add in lemon juice with ice & 4 cups of water.






 RED CEDAR SUNSET 
2 oz orange juice
4 oz champagne 
3/4 oz grenadine

Pour orange juice, then champagne into a chilled champagne glass. Gently drizzle grenadine into glass.







  





THE 'KNOTTIE' MARTINI
1 oz bacardi superior rum
1/2 oz blue curacao
2 oz pineapple juice
pineapple slice (for garnish)

In a shaker blend pineapple juice, blue curacao and rum. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with pineapple slice & serve immediately.




  

  

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