Personalize your wedding with these unique cocktails
What better way to add that personal touch to your wedding or special event than with a signature drink? Work with a local bartending or catering service to create a cocktail with a special significance — inspired by the season, a special place or a favorite spirit.
Here are a few ideas from local mixologists to get you started.
Note: Liquor brands were recommended by bartenders. Each recipe yields one drink.
From 13th Street Cocktails
- 1.5 oz. The Botanist gin
- ¼ oz. Ramazzotti Aperitivo Rosato
- ½ oz. lemon
- ½ oz. raspberry grapefruit cordial*
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with lots of ice. Shake for 10 seconds, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel (dehydrated, if available) and edible flowers.
*Raspberry Grapefruit Cordial
- 1 pt. 1-to-1 simple syrup
- 1 C. raspberries
- Fresh, skin-on grapefruit wheels (from 1 large grapefruit)
Simmer on medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Allow syrup to cool before straining. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Kappa Kanpai Smash
From Alexander Catering Company
- 3 oz. strong green tea
- 1.5 oz. dry sake
- ¾ oz. Japanese whisky
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- 3 thin slices of cucumber
- ½ oz. Fever-Tree ginger beer
- Cucumber slice for garnish
Add tea, sake, whisky and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with a scoop of ice and cucumber.
Shake vigorously for 10 seconds, then pour into a rocks glass.
Float the ginger beer over top of the cocktail, and add ice to fill the glass. Garnish with cucumber slice and enjoy.
Blueberry Lemon Fizz
From Roaming Libations
- 2 oz. vodka
- ½ oz. lemon juice
- ½ oz. blueberry syrup*
- 3 oz. lemon seltzer water
Combine ingredients in a glass with ice. Garnish with fresh lemon and blueberries and enjoy.
- 1 C. water
- ½ C. fresh blueberries
- 1¼ C. sugar
Bring water and blueberries to a simmer. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Cool and store in a glass container for up to 1 week.
Kiss My Ace
From The Traveling Tap
- ½ oz. Malibu rum
- ½ oz. Appleton Estate rum
- ½ oz. Captain Morgan spiced rum
- 1.5 oz. sour mix
- ½ oz. orange juice
Add ingredients to shaker.
Shake with ice and serve.
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