At this California wedding -- where the palette was purple and gold -- “The Lady Dee” offered the perfectly colored refreshment for cocktail hour. Composed of vodka, soda, and Chambord, and served with a twist, it was accompanied by printed cocktail napkins designed by the groom.
In addition to mint juleps, clever twists on classic cocktails were served at Chloe and Matt’s wedding. These creative cocktails include a Ghost of Mary (a pale version of the bloody one), a Bernini (essentially a Bellini that playfully borrows from their shared last name), and a modified sea breeze that substitutes Campari for cranberry juice.
For their quirky California wedding, Eunice and Daniel enlisted the help of sommelier Jeffrey Porter to create a signature drink. Marital Bliss, a blend of St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Hendrick’s gin, lime, and soda was served in vintage inspired glasses and topped off with grosgrain ribbon drink flags.
In a nod to Mark’s South African heritage (South Africa is a leading producer of mangoes), a refreshing, sweet cocktail made with frozen mango puree, simple syrup, rum, lime juice, and crushed ice was served. The couple chose cocktails napkins featuring their initials in a matching orange shade.
The couple's signature cocktail, similar to one served at an adored haunt, Mary Queen of Scots on Manhattan's Lower East Side, is made with rye, Champagne, bitters, blood orange, and maple syrup; the cocktail napkins were printed with an excerpt from a love letter Napoleon sent to Josephine.
Joey and Tony chose the B’s Knees as their signature drink. The libation was a play on the bride’s nickname for Tony, “B,” short for baby. A bar cart was stocked with moonshine, lemon juice, honey syrup, and watermelon lemonade, to serve two versions of the cocktail and each glass was finished off with a wooden stir stick sporting the drink’s name.
When Allison first proposed the idea of a blue signature cocktail, she meant it as a joke. But after her father and fiance set to work blending the ideal cocktail (Stoli Razberi, blue Curacao, club soda, Sprite, orange juice, and a squeeze of lemon), there was no turning back, and the Blue Ribbon was born. A card under each charger plate encouraged guests to visit the bar for a taste of the special libation.
Because they weren't getting married in the United Kingdom, Aneta and Phil wanted to have a touch of home at their French fete. Pimm's Cups, an English summer libation, seemed liked the perfect fix. They were served in glass yogurt jars with striped straws during cocktail hour.