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Expert August 2021

Signature Cocktails!

Molly, on November 15, 2020 at 11:59 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 15
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I am curious if people are planning on doing signature (or his and hers) cocktails for their weddings and what they are! Also what made you decide to do a signature cocktail?

We plan on doing two which are both Disney themed! The first is called Hakuna Matata. It has gold rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, sprite, and a bit of grenadine. The second is called Wonderland. It has vodka, lemonade, and blue curacao!

We've tried both and they're really good! We wanted to do a signature cocktail to have something special at the bar during cocktail hour. It's fun and ties into the theme!

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Latest activity by Talia, on November 17, 2020 at 9:39 AM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    We’re doing some signature drinks but haven’t come a up with a good name for them yet. He loves Malibu & Coke so that’ll be his. I don’t drink so my stepsister is going to make fresh squeezed strawberry lemonade. Still debating on getting a pony keg or cases of beer.
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  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
    Chrysta ·
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    Since we have a fully stocked open bar, we didn’t really see a point in having a signature drink since people can order literally any drink they want. However, we have since decided to have one in order to honor some beloved people who will not be able to attend. 2 of my longest and closest friends moved to Hungary a few years back. They had intended to fly in for the wedding, but now that the pandemic has hit and the US has handled it so poorly, they no longer feel comfortable coming back to the states. We had a very close friend group that would gather at their home every Sunday for family brunch up until the week they moved. We would always have rum swizzles when we were together, so we are going to make our signature cocktail a ram swizzle. We are going to name it Monkey Juice though, in honor of our dog Monkey, who won’t be able to attend.
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  • Molly
    Expert August 2021
    Molly ·
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    I love that! The idea of lemonade for those who don't drink alcohol! I wish you luck on picking the names!

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  • Molly
    Expert August 2021
    Molly ·
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    I love the idea of honoring your friends and dog like that! I understand their unease to come back to the states. Hopefully, things are better soon but, no way of knowing.

    We'll have a bar as well! I just think signature drinks are extra fun!

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  • Karla
    Super February 2020
    Karla ·
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    We got married on National Margarita Day and at a Safari Park so we had a “Cheeta-Rita”! If you want to prevent the bar from getting packed, I strongly suggest having a couple of waiters going around with trays of the drinks (kind of like with appetizers!). It helps with keeping lines short!


    I love that you guys are doing Disney themed drinks! Are you making any other elements to be Disney-related?
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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    During the reception. We did wine and beer only.
    During cocktail hr we had long islands and rum punch (loving Long Island and punch drunk love I think)
    We both love long islands and rum punch is a popular party cocktail.
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  • Molly
    Expert August 2021
    Molly ·
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    I love the safari marg idea!

    Yes! Our entire wedding is Disney themed! All the centerpieces are different Disney movies, all our important songs are Disney themed, the family table will be Coco themed, and the escort card table will be themed like Paperman! Our card box is a mailbox like from Up with a guestbook that looks like the adventure scrapbook!

    Luckily for us, our venue has an option for a patio bar plus two sides of the main bar so I'm not super worried about it getting too crowded! But, thank you for the advice!

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  • Molly
    Expert August 2021
    Molly ·
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    That sounds lovely! I'm glad it worked out!

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Those sound good
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  • J
    Master 0000
    Judith ·
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    People called them signature cocktails, but that was not our intention. We and quite a few family and friends of a certain age love the original, 2 liquor, tequila and triple sec , with lime juice, served straight up in a glass with salt on the rim. There's the other almost mutually exclusive group that likes those supersweet frothy blenderized and flavored fake margaritas. So simply because they take longer, the bartenders mixed up a boxful of cocktail shakers with 6 at a time, and stashed those premixed. And 2 other super popular, high volume drinks, Rum with brewed Ginger beer, 64% I think, not either the alcoholic beer people expect, or non alcoholic, either of which people think nothing of pouring out 12-16oz at a time. That , with hard liquor GB and rum equally mixed would give you alcohol poisoning. Like the keys to the narcotics cabinet, only the head bartender would pour from those premade pitchers. The others dealt in beer strength pints, and non alcoholic glasses ful.
    And last, gag if you will, white rum and diet coke mixed with twice as much soda to a shot of rum as standard. popular. Jack and coke or other rum and coke the bartenders mixed by the glass. And at tge coffee end of the bar, they mixed pitchers of coffee liqueur and cream, 4 ox Picala, 1oz cream, in a 12 or 16 oz coffee mug and fill to the top.
    We had 8 hard liquors, numerous coffee friendly liqueurs, mixers, beer and wine. But real straight up margaritas, rum and diet coke, rum and hard ginger beef, and spiked coffer the bartenders said were almost 70% of what they were asked for. I was glad we got our own liquor and bartenders, because we were in the Catskills with More N N England and Boston folks, and Ethnic Italians from NYC. And the venue bar people we would not use were all about drinks that we thought no one in our groups would touch. Our folks mixed anything they had the liquor for, all night. But were super happy they premixed a few special very popular things , minutes til every one had a drink, 190 including wedding party, no kids. For 2 bartenders and 2 servers, Signature premixed items really make it faster.But it is also a know your crowd thing. The bartenders we did not use were all about Martinis, and frothy blender margaritas. But our bottles of Tanqueray Gin, and Absolute and something goose Vodka went back to the liquor store unopened after 2 days open bar parties. It would have been hugely expensive if they had mixed up either gin or vodka martinis by the pitcherful, only to go down the sink. And they kept 4 16 cup each coffeepots brewing as fast as they could for spiked coffee, which the venue bartenders had said was passé, no one likes Kahlua and coffee any more. When I see that we could have premixed all wrong, following advice, it makes me want to caution everyone about surveying what Your people drink. But now O also realize why I almost always hate Signature cocktails at weddings. So often We both drink coffee or soda because neither will touch vodka, gin, or bourbon.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    We did a blushing bride (champagne, strawberry vodka, and cranberry juice,) and a Jack and Coke. Spacing in our venue wouldn’t really allow for a full open bar, so modified open bar with signature cocktails worked best for us.
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  • A
    Super October 2021
    Ashley ·
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    We’re having an open bar but including three signature cocktails purely for fun! We’re naming them after our pets. They’re just going to be an old fashioned, a Malibu bay breeze, and an amaretto sour, but with the names of our pets instead of their normal names.
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  • CountryBride
    VIP April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    We are having 2 signature drinks

    a apple jack

    Crown royal apple, cranberry juice and apple pucker

    We are renaming it I love you more it's a inside joke between us

    A jack and coke

    Jack daniels and Coke we are renaming it yee yee after our favorite country singers famous line.

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  • SHY
    Master January 2022
    SHY ·
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    We're only allowed one sig. drink during cocktail hour since liquor isn't allowed after the cocktail hour. We haven't decided exactly what we wanted, but we are naming it after our dog since he can't come! We'll also have non alcoholic bev. for those that don't drink, as well as beer and wine for non liquor drinkers. During the reception we'll be having an open bar with beer and wine and white claws!

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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
    Talia ·
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    So we had a Cinderella/glam/fairy tale themed wedding. I made up the name, Bibbidi Bobbidi Blue. It had pinapple juice,rum and blue curacao.

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