Instead of having an open bar, which can get very expensive, many couples are deciding to offer signature cocktails at their wedding reception instead.
Having one or two signature cocktails is unique way to add a sophisticated touch to your reception, while also saving you a bit of cash.
You can choose your favorite cocktail as a signature drink or concoct something special just for your wedding.
Anthony Alba, the property Mixologist at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, has designed a series of terrific cocktails that are perfect for weddings. He shares a couple of these recipes with us.
The Wedding Toast (pictured)
More toasts and speeches than the Oscars, but they’re all in your honor.
- 1 part Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
- 1 part ginger ale
- 1 part simple syrup
- Juice of ½ lime
- 4 skinned cucumber slices
- 5 sage leaves (without stems)
- Dash of bitters
Muddle fruit, add ingredients (except ginger ale) shake with ice strain into a martini glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a floating sage leaf.
Wedding Cake Cocktail
If you’re not going to eat cake, try this cocktail for a sweet and decadent fix!
- 3/4 parts Vox vodka
- 3/4 parts Starbucks Coffee Liqueur
- 1/2 part Starbucks Cream Liqueur
- 3/4 parts DeKuyper Coconut Amaretto
- 2 parts Half and Half
Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Sprinkle white chocolate shavings and ground nutmeg.