Signature Cocktails? I do!

Oh, Signature Cocktails…I love them. Do you like the idea of them? It’s a love potion concoction that is representative of the couple, what’s not to love? A signature cocktail leaves your guests with the memory (or not, depending on how much they’ve had); and your guests will talk about it for some time. It’s also something the newly wed can recreate down the road if they want to take a trip down memory lane. They’re great way to showcase personalities of the couple. For example, Tony is a scotch and whisky kind of a guy while I like whisky, I can appreciate some good tequila and gin paired with citrus.

Your signature cocktail does not necessarily have to be a combination of the couple’s favorite ingredients though…I mean, that can lead to a major hangover in some cases. Right?! It can be something significant to the couple. My friends, Katie and Jason, had this amazing drink they served at their shower and the recipe was inspired by a drink served at their hotel while they were on vacation in Hawai’i. It can also be the first drink the couple had while on their first date. I also love the idea of asking a mixologist friend to write up a recipe in honor of the newlywed.

A signature cocktail is a great way to personalize a wedding or a shower and it’s also a means to keep costs down since it simplifies cocktail options. It’s Wedding Planning Wednesday and I’d like to hear about your take on signature cocktails. Did you have a signature cocktail at your wedding? Do you plan on having one at yours? If so, do you know what it’s going to be? Here are some wonderful cocktail recipe ideas shared by my friends at Wedbites.

Wedbites

Who doesn’t love a spring wedding? Everyone will be looking forward to the great weather and beautiful blooms on your special day, but there’s no reason to stop there!  There are so many ways to tie a spring theme to your wedding beyond just your bouquet.  I compiled a few of my favorite floral inspired drink recipes for you to try. Looks like this spring will be a gin-lovers dream!

Lemon and Lavender Collins
2oz gin
1oz lavender simple syrup
1oz lemon juice
Seltzer Water
Sprig of lavender or lemon wheel for garnish

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1 Tbsp Lavender Extract

Part 1 – Making the Lavender Simple Syrup
– In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add the water and sugar
– Stir to combine, then bring to a boil
– When all of the sugar has dissolved, reduce the heat and…

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