Food and music can make or break a reception, but bar service plays an important role too. Brides and grooms are often fearful that cutting back on the bar budget means dialing back on the party itself. A full bar is fun, but it can be expensive… Thankfully there is another option! Signature cocktails are a great way to minimize your liquor budget without sacrificing the fun factor.
St. Germain Cocktail
Seeking something sweet and springy? Try a “Hummingbird” (also known as the St. Germain Cocktail)…
- 2 parts champagne
- 2 parts club soda
- 1.5 parts St. Germain
Sangria is another festive option, and it can be personalized (to taste or color scheme) with fruit choices.
- 1 bottle dry white wine
- 1 cup St. Germain
- 2 fresh peaches
- 5-6 fresh strawberries
- 6 fresh raspberries
- 1 bunch fresh grapes
Get the full recipe at WeddingChicks.com.
Fun, fruity and/or frilly cocktails are a big hit among the ladies, but we certainly don’t want to neglect the groom’s personal taste. Consider adding “his” (groom’s choice) and “hers” (bride’s choice) options to your drink menu.
But if you prefer to keep things simple, the following ideas are sure to please everyone on your guest list…
A Country Club Cocktail
Planning a country club wedding? Arnold Palmers are a subtle (and delicious) way to pay homage to your venue choice!
- 2 parts Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
Our Favorite Charleston Country Clubs
Think all champagne cocktails are the same? Try a Champagne Mojito on for size!
- Mint leaves
- Freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 part simple syrup
- 1.5 parts rum
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 parts champagne or Prosecco, chilled
Get the full recipe at StyleMePretty.com.
Mint Juleps are a Southern staple, and they’re perfect for daytime and/or outdoor weddings.
- 2 cups sugar (to make simple syrup)
- 2 cups water (to make simple syrup)
- Sprigs of fresh mint
- Crushed ice
- Early Times Kentucky Whisky
Get the full recipe at KentuckyDerby.com.
Mini Rum and Coke
Sometimes less is more! A miniaturized version is a memorable way to present a classic option that everyone will love.
Need help coordinating your menu? Relish Distinctive Catering can help! Email Laura to schedule a complimentary consultation.