Drunk in Love

Hello my blushing bride,

Cocktail hours are the perfect way to get the party started and a nice “something shiny” that’ll keep your guests busy for a moment before the reception.  Open bars are the way to go for a cocktail hour since it lets everyone sip on something they love, but we’ve found the cutest twist (of lemon) for an even more enjoyable evening: signature cocktails.

This idea is a “two-fer; one part wedding-inspired cocktails and one part couple’s choice with a drink for the bride and a drink for the groom!

Part I: Wedding inspired cocktails like these:

"The Blushing Bride"

1.     Pink Champagne (chilled) [3 oz]
2.     Vodka [1/2 oz]
3.     Cranberry ginger ale
4.     Strawberry and/or cranberry garnish
5.     For added sweetness, sugar the rim!

"I Love You Berry Much" Sangria

1.     Sauvignon Blanc or your favorite dry white wine [1 bottle]
2.     St. Germain [3/4 cup]
3.     Go “berry” crazy with peaches, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc. [varies based on fruit choice, bite sized pieces]
4.     Serve over ice and garnish with fruit

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"Just Rose-Married"

1.     Rosemary [2 fresh sprigs]
2.     Blackberries [4 per drink]
3.     Tequila [1.5 oz]
4.     Lime juice [1 oz]
5.     Simple syrup [.75 oz]
6.     Serve over ice and garnish with blackberries and rosemary

"Whisk" Me Away

1.     Blackberry simple syrup: Fresh berries, ½ C sugar and ½ C water. Simmer these over medium heat for 15-25 minutes, strain and let cool.
2. Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade
     - 1 C Whiskey
     - 1 C Lemon juice
     - 1 sprig, Rosemary
     - 3/4 C Blackberry Simple Syrup
     - 1 C Sparkling Wine
3. Combine, shake, enjoy! 


Part II: Couple's Choice(s)

 

Enjoy responsibly, darlings!

xoxo,
Emily