A great way to add personalise your wedding reception is to serve your guests signature cocktails. Instead of the standard white wine, red wine or champagne options, be creative and think outside the standard bar choices by choosing a signature cocktail that reflects your personality. You can choose a drink which features your favorite fruit or liquor, color palette, wedding theme, or just sounds delicious. Your guests will find it hard to resist a popular choice like a smooth Manhattan, sexy Cosmopolitan or classy Martini. Or better still, a stylized recipe designed for your wedding theme and served in an elegant glass is bound to be a hit.
If you want to splurge you can also serve your guests trays of quality Champagne especially for the toasts. If expensive Champagne is too much for your budget, try a sparkling wine with a dash of peach nectar or strawberry liquor for a stylish touch. Coat the rim of the champagne glass with sugar and it instantly transforms into an elegant champagne cocktail.
Another idea, when on a tight budget is to keep the bar tab down by offering wine, beer, champagne, and only the signature cocktail, rather than a full open bar. Alternatively, make the cocktail hour even more personalized and set up an attractive cocktail table display for guests to enjoy.
Later into the evening, coffee and espresso-based drinks will help to keep the party atmosphere alive and add an extra flair to your wedding menu. As when the and dancing and music really start to really get going, delicious creamy shooters and shots of liquor will be absolute winners.
We want to help you define your own Wedding Signature Cocktail, so check back regularly to experience our new feature Signature Cocktails. These yummy and attractive drinks add a touch of style to any event – and I promise you won’t need the excuse of a wedding to road test each one. I plan to practice my cocktail creation skills and taste test one every week at Friday happy hour!