23 Jul What’s Your Signature Drink?
When your wedding plans cause you to need a drink, have one, responsibly, and while you’re at it come up with a signature drink to be served to your guests. Having a signature drink during your cocktail hour and/or reception is such a fun added detail to include in your wedding and one that your guests will appreciate. Here are a few recipes that sound exciting and delicious. P.S. Feel free to change the names to something more fitting to your personality!
Orange Cinnamon Blossom, or call it “Blossoming Love”
1 bottle of Prosecco
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup sugar
3 whole cloves
3 whole allspice
2 cinnamon sticks
Rinse lemon and orange and thinly slice them, discarding seeds; quarter the orange slices. Put fruit in a 4- to 5-quart pan. Add honey, sugar (use the smaller amount if you prefer drinks on the tart side, the larger if you want a sweeter flavor), cloves and allspice. With a knife, cut the cinnamon sticks lengthwise into thinner strips. Add cinnamon and 2 cups water to pan; bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and boil gently for 5 minutes. Pour Prosecco into hot citrus base and heat until steaming, about 8 minutes. Keep warm over low heat. Ladle into heatproof cups or wine glasses.
Twisted Rose, or call it “Sparkling Bride’”
1 bottle Sparkling Rosé
½ shot orange-flavored liqueur
Orange slices, chopped strawberries and sprigs of mint to garnish
Fill a wine glass halfway with ice, pour in half a shot of orange liqueur, top with Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé and stir.
Garnish with a large slice of orange, chopped strawberries and a sprig of mint.
Blackberry Paloma, or call it “The Honeymoon”
1.5 oz. tequila
0.5 oz. grapefruit juice
0.5 oz. lime juice
blackberry soda, to top
1 Tbsp. salt (rim)
Rim a rocks glass with salt. Combine tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and combine ingredients. Strain into your glass over fresh ice. Top with blackberry soda. Give everything a quick stir, garnish with blackberries and edible flower, and enjoy!
Lava Lamp Cocktail, or call it “Burning Desire”
1 oz pomegranate liqueur or 3 tablespoons pomegranate juice
5 oz champagne
3 pomegranate seeds
Pour pomegranate liqueur in a champagne flute, then fill the glass with champagne slowly. Garnish with pomegranate seeds to float at the top.
“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald