A trend that is worth exploring for any event one may have is creating a signature cocktail. These are specialty drinks that you create and name yourself. We are here to give you some guidelines for creating your signature drinks as well as share some recipes with you for inspiration!
When creating your signature drink, it is important that the drink is representative of the event. If it is a wedding shower, make sure the drink represents you. For me that is Prosecco and lemonade with fresh raspberries in a mason jar with a sugar rim topped off with a paper straw. Your guests should be able to recognize you as the inspiration behind the drink.
A wedding should have drinks that represent the couple together or a signature drink for each of you if you’re feeling extra creative (or have totally different taste in cocktails). We like the idea of having two different drinks because it’s more fun and it gives your guests more options. Serve them at cocktail hour along with appetizers. People will enjoy the fun aspect before heading into dinner. One of your signature drinks could become your guests new favorite!
When creating the perfect drink for your event make sure it connects back to the theme. For example if you are having a Halloween party you can create an orange drink with a black straw, a pumpkin flavored drink or even take advantage of the vessel you serve it and use a cauldron or skull.
The idea of a signature drink is to give guests something fun and give them the chance to try a drink they may not normally go for. At a wedding it is a cute touch that brings guests together during cocktail hour and will be memorable (or maybe not!) as that amazing drink you tried at your wedding.
Creating a signature drink name is also key to the perfect cocktail. It should be cute and fitting or funny or go along with your theme!
Now the good part: Recipes!!
- Peach Schnapps
- Drop of grenadine
- Triple Sec
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Malibu Rum
- Pineapple Juice
- Soda Water
- Blue Curacao
“Tom” Lovins (insert his/her name instead of Tom):
- Simple Syrup
- Soda Water
- Lemon juice
Blue Eyed Bride:
- Blueberry Vodka
- Fresh Blueberries
Some other options for combined drinks would be a signature drink from the town you met in, or pick your favorite drink and name it after your first date restaurant/town etc…
You could also do a signature beer or wine from someplace meaningful to you!
For kids parties or non-alcoholic beverages you can do a fun lemonade or punch to give kids something fun that they could even help with!
Whatever your event and whatever your theme, you can always count on a killer signature cocktail to take your event to the next level and keep it fun!