Weddings are a memorable occasion for everyone. The couple, of course, is the most important people of the day, and the guests come in second. Parties are always incomplete without the drinks – and a signature cocktail can bring a personal touch to any wedding. The perfect drink can be visually stunning, taste wonderful, be reflective of the couple, and most importantly, be enjoyable for everyone in attendance. In this article, we will take you through everything you need to know to create the perfect wedding cocktail.
Consider Your Tastes
To create a signature cocktail that you and your guests will enjoy, the most important thing to consider is your taste. Think about what kinds of drinks you like to consume in your normal life. Do you prefer sweet flavors or something stronger? For example, if you gravitate towards sweet drinks, consider creating a cocktail with raspberries and vanilla. On the other hand, if you prefer stronger flavors, make it with tequila, lime juice, and pineapple juice.
Theme it Up
The theme of your wedding should reflect in your cocktail. If you’re having an outdoor summer wedding, create something light and refreshing, like a cucumber margarita. Planning an elegant and refined wedding? Create a sophisticated drink with the help of rose petals or a pop of champagne, or create a martini with a garnish of pomegranate seeds. The cocktail doesn’t always have to be alcohol-based. It can be created with fresh fruit juices, teas, or sodas to cater to the non-alcoholic drinkers.
Consider the Colors
Colors play an important role in your wedding; why not let it also tie into the cocktail? If you want to add a pop of color to a mostly-neutral wedding ceremony or reception, consider a drink in shades of pink or red, like a raspberry vodka lemonade. From purple to yellow or blue, you can create a drink that takes after your color scheme for the rest of the event (but be careful not to compromise taste for looks). It will also make for swoon-worthy photo moments while enjoying the drinks.
Test and Taste
Before creating a cocktail, it is highly important to test and taste it. Creating a drink without tasting can result in tragedy. It is a good idea to invite some of your close friends and family over for a drink testing party. This will not only give you taste results, but they can also give you constructive criticism. Fruity drinks might be too tangy, dry drinks might be too stiff – so ensure it’s not one dimensional. If you test it ahead of time, there’s still a chance of creating something worthwhile in advance, or even modify the recipe in time to make it enjoyable for others.
Name Your Cocktail
Naming your cocktail can be the cherry on top of the wedding cake. Adding a meaningful personal touch to the cocktail can be an added touch to the cocktail experience. Naming your cocktail after your initials, a special location, or taking a punny twist to his/her last name will etch the moment in everyone’s mind for a long time.
Creating the perfect wedding cocktail is not rocket science, but it does require a bit of in-depth thought. This drink will highlight your romantic day’s essence. It is important to remember that the signature cocktail should reflect the two of you; therefore it should be personally curated by you. Mixing up a batch of delightful cocktails can be a significant savings opportunity and an impressive touch to this unforgettable day. The process of bringing together the elements that you and your guests will love takes time, taste testing, and a dash of creativity; and when all combined, it will create a memorable event to look back on years down the line. Cheers to love, happiness, and a drink in hand!