Choosing the perfect signature cocktail is one of the many ways to capture the personality of your wedding. From simple and classic elegance to cool and refreshing summer drinks, we’ve collected eight signature cocktail recipes to help add your own special twist to your wedding drink menu. Couple it with a personalized display and signature cups to make your drink really stand out.
1. Signature Drink: Grey Goose ® La Poire Pear, Poire
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6 parts GREY GOOSE® La Poire Flavored Vodka
1 part lemon juice
2 tsp sugar
1 small, ripe pear – peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 inch dice
1 bottle sparkling moscato (or other sweet sparkling wine)
Place the lemon juice, sugar, pear and GREY GOOSE La Poire in a bowl and stir well to combine until sugar is fully dissolved. Divide the pear mixture into six champagne glasses. Fill each glass with moscato. Present with crystallized ginger or mint sprigs. Creates 6 drinks.
TIPS: Using a juicy variety of pear such as Anjou or Bartlett will accentuate the pear flavors.
2. Italian Greyhound with Rosemary Sugar
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1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary
1/4 cup sugar
1 -2 ounces gin (depending on the time of day)
4 ounces freshly squeezed pink or red grapefruit juice
Combine the rosemary and sugar.
Rub the edge of a glass on a wedge of fresh citrus – grapefruit would be perfect. Put some of the rosemary sugar on a plate and rim the glass.
Fill the glass with crushed ice. Add the gin and juice, and top with a splash or two of Aperol.
Swirl or stir gently – enjoy.
3. Vodka Lemonade
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2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (roughly 10 lemons)
1 cup simple syrup
1 1/2 cups soda water
1/2 cup vodka
1/4 tsp vanilla
In a large pitcher, mix together freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, soda water, vodka and vanilla. Fill glasses with ice and thinly sliced strawberries. Pour the lemonade mixture into the glasses and top with basil.
4. French Summer Crush
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1 ½ parts Grey Goose Original
1 part Pineau des Charentes Rouge
1 cup canteloupe melon
Garnishes: Fresh melon, lavender sprigs
Muddle the melon, sprigs, and Pineau des Charentes Rouge. Add ice and Grey Goose. Top with cubed ice and shake. Fine strain into a rocks glass. Top with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh melon and lavender sprigs.
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5. The Cranberry Cosmojito
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1 oz. Daily’s Mojito Mix
1 oz. Daily’s Cosmopolitan Mix
1 1/2 oz Rum
Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cranberries and line the rim with pink sugar. For an extra sweet treat add a rock candy stick as a stirrer.
6. Wedding Chicks Peachberry Mojito
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4 oz. Daily’s Strawberry Mix
2 oz of rum
1 tbs muddled peach
small handful of fresh mint leaves
4-5 fresh strawberries
3 oz. of simple syrup
1 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
Place strawberries, peaches mint, and some ice in a tall glass. Muddle the ingredients together with the back of a spoon. Add daily’s strawberry mix, simple syrup, rum, and lime juice. Pour in enough club soda to fill the glass. Give the mixture a stir, and garnish with fresh strawberries, peaches and lime slices. Guests will ohh and ahh over your Wedding Chicks signature wedding cocktail.
7. Blueberry Mojito
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2 oz white rum
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cane syrup
Pour cane syrup into a Collins glass, then add mint; gently press leaves using a muddler, add blueberries and repeat. Add rum and lime juice, then stir well; top with shaved ice and swizzle. Top with soda and blueberries.
Notes: Cane syrup can be substituted for simple syrup made with 2 parts turbinado sugar to 1 part water. Cheers, and enjoy this first spring weekend!
8. Pear-Lemon Fizzies
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Photography: Johnny Miller
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) pear vodka
3/4 ounce (4 1/2 teaspoons) Lemon Verbena Simple Syrup
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lemon juice
Champagne, for topping off (about 1/2 cup)
1 fresh lemon verbena leaf, for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, syrup, and lemon juice. Shake, and then strain into a glass. Top off with Champagne. Garnish with lemon verbena.