A signature cocktail can be created to fit into any budget or theme. You don’t have to use top-shelf liquor to create a delicious libation, but you do want to make sure that you choose a drink that will please the masses. You can easily incorporate your wedding colors and theme. Or, if you’ve chosen a neutral background, you can take this opportunity to add a splash of color and make the drinks pop.
If you haven’t taken a course in mixology it’s important to consult a professional for advice on customizing a drink. If your budget has you restricted, make sure you do several taste-tests with friends as critics. It may take some time to find the perfect mix, but there are a lot of ideas and recipes online to try.
Another bonus to offering a signature drink is that it’s a great way to keep your liquor budget in check. By choosing one signature drink and complementing it with a small selection of beer and wine you don’t have to have a fully stocked bar. Don’t forget to offer a non-alcoholic version for your guests who don’t drink!!
As with any great party element, it’s all in the details and your signature drink is another great way to add details to your event. You can garnish glasses with something surprising and pretty…we love to see natural elements included like fresh fruit or flowers. Or serve drinks with custom coasters that match your wedding stationary.
Lastly, use your signature drink to get guests to interact. Set up a drink station with a few options, provide a beautiful cut glass tumbler, and fun garnishes ( Think Make-Your-Own-Martini) or get the crowd talking by creating “His” and “Hers” signature cocktails, and asking your guests to vote on whose drink is tastier. A little friendly competition is sure to bring out you and your guy’s creative sides and most importantly, make this a fun part of planning for your big day. Cheers!