Friday, July 8, 2011

DIY Signature wedding cocktails

A signature wedding cocktail is another fun way to personalize your wedding.  You can complement your wedding colors or even your wedding theme with your cocktail, or share a special drink that you as a couple enjoy.  As a bonus, print the cocktail recipe on a coaster or card for guests to take home and recreate themselves.
Many couples consider providing signature cocktails as a cost-cutting measure--you can choose to serve your signature cocktails, beer, and wine instead of an open bar.  As you look for a signature cocktail, make sure to take note of what ingredients may or may not be in season.  Beautiful summer berries from the local farmer's markets can be a delicious and economical resource.  Try this cocktail created by Hennessy, which uses fresh blueberries in a refreshing and colorful cocktail.

1 oz Hennessy Black
5 fresh blueberries
2 lemon wedges
1 oz POM Pomegranate Blueberry Juice
3 oz Moet Imperial Champagne
Sugar for rim
Muddle blueberries and lemons in a shaker. Add Hennessy Black, POM Pomegranate Blueberry Juice and ice. Shake and strain into a Sugar rimmed Champagne flute. Top with Moet Champagne.
Recommended Garnish: 3 fresh on a bamboo skewer or toothpick with a lemon twist.
Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing ideas for cocktail drink. Will surely try it in my brother’s wedding at San Francisco wedding venues. He and his friends love trying different types of drinks. Have already made a list of tasty and number of beverages. Will definitely include yours too.