Signature drinks are a great way to cut down on the alcohol costs per guest. This is also a wonderful way to show a little of the personality and blending of the couple on your special day. Here are some of my favorite recipes and ideas.
Lavender Lemon Cocktail
2 ounces St. George Botanivor Gin
1 ounce fresh lemon juice (We like a little more lemon in ours. We did about 1.5 ounces per cocktail)
.75 ounces lavender syrup (I personally don’t like mine too sweet. I only put .50 ounces in my cocktail)
1 ounce sparkling water
optional Lavender Spring for garnish
optional Sage Leaf for garnish
Strawberry Margarita Drink
*this recipe yields 6-8 servings.
5 min Prep Time 5 min Total Time
16 ounces strawberries, chopped. (or 16 ounces frozen strawberries for easier mixing)
1 can frozen limeade concentrate
4 cups water
1-2 tablespoons agave nectar (depending on how sweet you want the punch)
1 1/2 cups good-quality tequila
2 cups orange juice
4 cups strawberry or diet strawberry soda
1/4 cup sugar
Limes and strawberries, for garnish
Salt to rim glasses (optional)
Apple Cider Bellini
Fig-infused vodka/liquor (we used Mahia)
Powdered cinnamon (optional)
Granulated sugar (optional)
Step 1: Pour a splash (seriously, that's all you need) of the fig vodka into a shaker and add 3/4 cup of cider to the mix. Shake to combine.
Step 2: Set out your champagne flutes, and pour the cider mixture about 1/4 of the way into each glass. Top with prosecco and serve.
Salted Caramel White Russian
Salted caramel sauce
25ml (one shot) Salted Caramel Irish Cream
75ml (3 shots) of half and half (milk and cream)
Step 1: Take the caramel sauce and use a teaspoon to slightly drizzle it in the glass, while slowly turning the glass so you get a nice swirled effect.
Step 2: Fill the glass with ice.
Step 3: Next, add your liquid ingredients to your cocktail shaker, along with a few cubes of ice. Shake well and strain in to the glasses.
Step 4: Garnish with a spring of rosemary or a bit of chocolate.