A Wink and A Smile

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Signature Drinks: Part 1

I think it’s time to talk about many guests’ favorite part of a wedding: the bar. Whether you have a signature cocktail and beer and wine or a full blown open bar with top shelf liquor, the bar is a great place to show some personality and inject a sentimental element into your wedding.

First let’s talk about the bases of a drink—the liquor. Typically you have:

  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Whiskey
  • Tequila
  • Rum
  • Champagne

The next important part is the mixer. Is it Juice? Soda? Both?

And then most drinks have another layer. Sometimes it’s a little lemon juice and simple syrup or Chambord or a fruit puree.

Let’s examine one of my very favorites (not easily found in the US I’ve found). I love Brambles. I thought they were a common drink, but since I got back from studying abroad I learned that they are common…in London. Anyway, a Bramble consists of gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and Creme de Cassis. Easy! 

Next up in the series, tips on picking or creating a signature cocktail of your own.

With a wink and a smile,

Ellie

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