Your guest list is finished, reception menu is complete, and the cake has been chosen. Add that final personal touch to your wedding bar menu by selecting a signature cocktail. Start with something that you both like to drink-your favorite liquor, a color that coordinates with your theme or scheme, or just something that sounds delicious.
An added bonus for the budget-conscious bride: instead of a full bar, plan to offer a set selection of red and white wine, beer, sparkling wine, and your signature wedding cocktails. The perfect drink can make your special day that much sweeter!
For something truly unique, try a hand crafted cocktail like these recipes from Aviation Gin. From engagement party to the big day, they’re sure to be a hit.
The Cummerbund (Groom cocktail)
by Paul Sanguinetti, Los Angeles
- 1½ Aviation American Gin
- 1 oz Volstead Vodka
- ½ oz Imbue Petal & Thorn Bitter Vermouth
In a pint glass, add spirits and mixers. Fill with ice. Stir. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Champagne Punch (Bride cocktail)
by Brooke Arthur
- 1½ oz Aviation American Gin
- 1 tablespoon Organic strawberry jam
- ¾ oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
- ½ oz Freshly pressed orange juice
- ¾ oz Sparkling apple cider
- ¾ oz Seltzer water
In a pint glass, add spirits and mixers (through juices). Fill with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a double rocks glass filled with ice. Top with cider and seltzer water.
Sponsored by Aviation Gin, who invites you to always drink elegantly, and responsibly.