When you are getting married there are endless decisions to make. All of those details can certainly get overwhelming! When it comes to a signature drink- how do you choose?!
Here are a few things we suggest you consider when picking a signature drink for your big day:
What’s in season for fruit? What’re the appropriate flavors for the season? Apple cider is an excellent flavor for the Fall, but might be a little odd in April or May. What will be refreshing to drink at that time? If it’s high summer, something light and refreshing over lots of ice might be nice. On the flip side, you may not want to hold a frozen Margarita if you’re big day is in the January.
What kind of drinks do YOU like?
A signature drink can be a fun and easy way for your guests to get into the spirit of your wedding, but it is also for you! What is your favorite kind of beverage to have when you go out or treat yourself? If you’re not big into alcoholic beverages, maybe there’s a flavored lemonade that you love? It should be something you like to enjoy!
Is there a drink that tells a story about you and/or your fiancé?
Is there a particular drink that your crowd might get a kick out of? Perhaps there is something you are widely known for ordering when you go out? Or perhaps, there is a special drink that tells a part of your story. Was it what you drank together on your first date? The story your signature drink tells could be as short and simple as it fits who you are or what your personality is like!
Hashtags, Signage, and Names!
Is there a drink that you can create a fun spin on the name? Or can you incorporate your new married name into a drink? If you have a wedding hashtag, you can create a drink name based off of that!
Ease to Make in Batches, or Replicate Quickly
Try and avoid picking something that is too complicated or that involves a lot of steps to be made correctly and tastefully. It can make it difficult for a bartender to make a large batch ahead of time or it can be difficult to replicate a complicated drink multiple times efficiently, while still maintaining quality of flavor. For example, a peach bellini will fizz like crazy when being made, and slow down the ability for guests to be served quickly. No one wants a long bar line!
What do you want your drink to look like?
Presentation can be half the fun! Make sure your drink is served in an appropriate kind of glass that you would like to see it in. You want to make sure it is something your guests feel comfortable carrying around as they mingle with other guests!
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