The signature cocktail at weddings appears to have exploded in popularity over the last several years and for valid reason. The recipe creates an extra personal touch and gives your guests an answer to the inevitable question what should I order? Nevertheless, when choosing a recipe, there are various things to consider before saying I do.want that to be my wedding cocktail, to the caterer. First, do it low in alcohol. There are various styles of cocktails to consider. One of the most popular types right now are the stirred, boozy, old fashioned drinks because of what we'll call the Mad Men effect, on the general public.
Those are the worst types of drinks for a wedding cocktail like they will go down quickly and packs a punch. We all love Uncle Bill, but once you keep your word "Drunk", in front of his title he's not nearly as charming. That's why I always recommend what's called a long, drink or drink that has an alcohol base with a non alcoholic mixer such as club soda or fresh juices to lower that octane level. Trust us, individuals will still discover a way to drink enough to have a very good time. Second, make it pretty. A frequently forgotten factor is how well a drink photographs.
Have you seen a Long Island iced tea in the light of day? Well, let me tell you it ain't pretty. Choose a drink that is light and bright in colour or has an Instagram gold garnish. You will thank yourself later when scrolling through your Pinterest, decent pictures from the wedding. Third, make it easy to replicate. Let us get real, the bartenders are a number of the hardest working staff at the wedding. Make your job easier by choosing the drink that they could make well and make quickly. One of my favored drinks are a Ramos Gin Fizz, but that drink requires a 10 minute dry shake which not only cuts to my dancing, it'll probably leave the staff terrified of my pending return.
Try to save the recipe to about 3 ingredients total. Last, make it yours. Among the best lessons I learned from planning my wedding are that each choice is very personal. As an event planner by trade, I have historically chosen based on what is most spending budget friendly and audience pleasing. While you still want something which most individuals will enjoy, it adds a touch of heat to make it a personal recipe. Is it from the bar where you first met? Did you discover your new favored cocktail on a vacation together? Is your cocktail go-to enjoy together following a long day? If people ask, and they will, the warm glow of "awwws", will be inescapable.