How to choose signature wedding cocktails
Recently, I met a bride who told me her favours were going to be shot glasses. Immediately, I asked her “So,what’s going to be your signature drink served in the shot glasses?’
She hadn’t even thought of the idea.
Having a shot glass wedding favour and creating a signature drink are an irresistible pairing…and also a fantastic photo opportunity.
Imagine it…the couple announcing a toast using their favourite drink or cocktail and one hundred guests happily downing the shot, with cheering and applause to follow! Picture-perfect.
Another visually-interesting take on the signature drink is when couples concoct their drink around their colour scheme and have them served in clear glasses adorned with garnishes, for a pop of interest. This way, your signature drink can add another décor dimension.
Another bonus of having signature drinks is that they might help you cut your bar costs. Having a few customized cocktails, with beer and wine to supplement, can remove the need for a premium liquor bar.
Ideas For Your Drink
- You can get creative by naming your drinks and creating signage or a small chalkboard, on the bartop. For example, if you are jetting off to Aruba for your honeymoon, you can name your drink “Aruban Honeymoon.”
- You can have a “bride’s drink” and a “groom’s drink” so that the bride and groom get a chance to personalize their choices.
- You can freeze your signature drink for dessert-time cocktail popsicles.
- Embellish the glass rim with edible gold or silver glitter
- Freeze edible flowers in ice cubes
- Use strips of sugar cane or rock candy on sticks, as edible stirrers
- Freeze grapes and berries and drop them into the drinks
- Make do-it-yourself cocktail stirrers (attach washi tape or origami paper to wooden stirrers yourself!)
Here are some ideas for tropical-inspired cocktails or “mocktails”
- Watermelon and Tequila Mojitos
- Guava Margaritas
- Pineapple Lime-ade (non alcoholic)
For more signature drink inspiration, visit the TW Pinterest board at this link: