As if you don’t have enough things to think about, every bridal magazine talks about signature drinks. Do you need one? Where do you even start?
- Whiskey and Herbs. That pretty much sums it up. Ginger peach simple syrup blended with bourbon and garnished with a sprig of rosemary.
- How about a classic vodka drink with blueberry puree, triple sec and a dash of lemonade?
- Oh…Mango Margarita. Delicious!
These are all examples of on point, current trend signature drinks. Signatures don’t have to be crazy expensive to be fun. The cost varies based on the liquors used and how “crafted” the drink is.
Tip 1: If you have a partying crowd, choose a signature drink which can be batched in a dispenser for quick serving. If you are looking for a more upscale experience, choose something more crafted.
Manhattans and Old Fashioneds are hot right now. Of course, the time of year makes a difference in selection too. We see more whiskey drinkers in the winter, more vodka / rum drinkers in the summer.
Tip 2: Your signature drink doesn’t have to have hard alcohol in it…think Sangria or mulled wine.
We also have couples who offer their favorite cocktail as signatures. The bride may offer a Moscow Mule, and the groom a whiskey sour. If you are reading this right now and feeling pressure to come up with a signature drink because “everyone is doing it," relax, not everyone is doing it. Plenty of couples tell us to have beer and wine…and plenty of it. Perfect!
Tip 3: Communicate with your beverage service about your guests and what they like to drink.
If you have a full bar and all your friends and family drink vodka, tell us that! It helps us plan your evening’s inventory for success. Most importantly, it’s your day and we want it to be your way. Just tell us what that means to you and our crew will do everything possible to bring that vision to life.