Monday, July 18, 2011

Add A Twist To Your Big Day With Wedding Signature Drinks

Ideas for Wedding Signature Drinks

•Try to match your signature drink with your wedding theme. For a summer-themed wedding, for example, you may want to go with a mojito or a fruity drink like a mango martini.

•You can also match colors from your wedding with the color of your signature drink, like a blue martini for example. Experiment with different combinations of ingredients to come up with the right shade.

•Once you have your drink picked out you can also create a unique name for your cocktail. For example, instead of watermelon martini, call it a Ginatini or Lauratini. Nicknames can also be used.

•For the reception have printed signs in frames placed on the bar announcing your signature drink so your guests are aware of it. You could also have menus printed if you are having more than one signature drink.

•Don’t be afraid to spend some time researching signature drinks. Get a few friends together at your place, break out the bottles and start mixing drinks.

Wedding Signature Drink Examples

Listed below are a few of the signature drinks we have come across:

Flor de Caña Macuá

Ingredients ~
1-1/2 oz Flor de Caña 4 Year White Rum
1 oz guava juice
1 oz orange juice
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/3 oz simple syrup
1 orange slice
1 cherry with stem

Directions ~
Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4-full with ice. Add Flor de Caña rum, guava juice, orange juice, lemon juice and simple sugar. Shake for 20-30 seconds, strain into an ice-filled Collins glass and garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

Pink Lemonade

Ingredients ~
1-1/2 ounces vodka
1 ounce cranberry juice
2 ounces sour mix
1/2 ounce grenadine
Lemon slices
2 or 3 cranberries or raspberries

Directions ~
Rim a Collins glass with sugar and fill with ice. Fill a shaker halfway with ice. Add the vodka, cranberry juice, sour mix and grenadine. Shake and strain into glass. Top with soda, garnish with lemon and berries.

Cruzan Mojito {white}

Ingredients ~

1-1/2 parts Cruzan Aged Light Rum
2 sprigs of fresh mint (approx 10 mint leaves)
1 teaspoon sugar
Juice of half a lime, plus an extra wedge for garnish
Club soda

Muddle the mint leaves with sugar and fresh lime juice in a sturdy, tall glass. Fill the glass with ice, add rum and stir. Top off glass with club soda. Garnish with lime wedge.

Sea Breeze {blue}

Ingredients ~

2 parts Cruzan Citrus Rum
3/4 part DeKuyper Blue Curacao
Sweet & sour mix
Lemon-lime soda

Combine the citrus rum and Blue Curacao into an ice-filled glass. Add a splash of sweet & sour and lemon-lime soda. Stir and serve.

Sunset Boulevard {red}

Ingredients ~

1-1/2 parts Canadian Club Classic 12
4 parts ginger ale
Splash of cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

Thanks to: Wedding Ideas Guide and My Cocktail Connection

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