Wednesday, July 29, 2009

cocktail time!

Something I've been considering lately is how we're going to approach the cocktail/bar situation at our wedding. The caterer we're hiring is allowing us to bring our own booze (HUGE money saver), which was really important to us, especially since both my dad and brother are in the liquor business (cocktails at cost!).

I've read over and over that another way to save money and personalize your wedding is to have signature cocktails, along with beer and wine. I love this idea - and think it would be easier than trying to guess how much of each mixer, liquor, etc. to buy.

How delicious does this one look? Perfect for fall - it's an apple pie cocktail! It's made with agave nectar, apple pie spice, lemon juice, and apple vodka (they make apple vodka?) grapefruit mojito? Made with mint, lime, simple syrup, rum, grapefruit juice, grapefruit liquor, and sparkling water.

An idea I love that I might adopt for our day is having a cocktail menu themed "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue". I've seen classic cocktails for the "old" - like a gin and tonic; A "new" cocktail like a mango martini; "something borrowed" could be from a family member's past or best man/maid of honor's favorite drink; and "something blue" could be a blue cocktail like a Blue Hawaiian...

Hostess with the Mostess has tons of creative cocktail recipes - from a vanilla pumpkin pie martini to a strawberry peach daiquiri!

Another great resource is The Knot, you can search for cocktails by season, color, or watch a slideshow with lots of yummy drinks.

Bottoms Up! Cheers!!

1 comment:

  1. I have to say the pink grapefruit mojitos look good and sound good!