Weddings can be fun, but they can also be stressful especially if you are the one at the forefront of planning the event. The stress can pile up from the time you choose a theme, come up with a guest list, choose the caterer, and of course, decide on which drinks to serve for cocktails. Unfortunately, weddings are not just about the bride and groom, but more so about great food and great drinks.
Weddings and drinks have become quite a pair that guests almost expect this occasion to be a showcase not only of food but also of booze or plonk, whichever way you want to call it. One way to keep your guests entertained is to keep the drinks or cocktail flowing, explains bar manager Keith from Factory 51 in an interview with bridal mag. One way to do that is to do your head count and multiply the average glass that your guests can drink for an hour, or even all night long.
The drinks you serve at your wedding will depend on what kind of wedding you opt for. There are drinks that go well with a serene hotel ballroom ambiance, and there are drinks that would make an outdoor wedding reception or party a blast. You can opt for alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks or a little of each kind to cater to all types of guests. But whatever you decide on, you can make your wedding unforgettable for a long time if you consider some of these trending drinks and cocktails.
Mojito, the all-time favorite
If there is one thing that has always made the rounds of wedding cocktails, it would be the all-time favorite refreshing mojito! It could be the simplicity of the drink which only requires sugar, soda, lime juice, white rum and a dash of mint to prepare. This Cuban drink is a refreshing cocktail that is best served for an outdoor summer wedding. With around 13 percent alcohol content, this concoction is just right to keep your guests relaxed. The best thing about the mojito is that you can create an interesting cocktail variation by using different fruits like pineapple or strawberry to suit your wedding theme.
Big cocktail ice cubes
One of the latest craze when it comes to wedding drinks and cocktails is the use of large ice cubes that are guaranteed to keep your drink colorful. With the variety of fruit flavors you can use for the ice cubes, you need not worry about diluting your drink even if you use ice to keep it cold. You can even add organic flower petals or herb leaf to make your ice cubes more interesting.
Food trucks are not the only in thing for modern weddings. You can also make your pre-wedding and your wedding reception more exciting by offering a mobile cocktail bar. This is ideal for outdoor cocktails since mobile bars are much like the food trucks that come with wheels. The mobile bars do not only provide a perfect venue for drinks-on-wheel for your guests. They are hands down the perfect spots for photo ops where your guests will surely flock for “Instagrammable” photos.
Specialty or Couple Drinks
Choose a bartender who will be able to help concoct a signature drink for the bride and groom. These cocktails may be nothing new, but they will always be interesting and adorable. The wedding’s specialty drink could be inspired by something related to the newlyweds like the place where they first met, or something that describes their personalities. This is a good way to personalize your wedding drink and cocktail.
Preparing individual cocktails for your guests can take time especially if you have plenty of guests who want their drinks fast. The trend now is to prepare at least two types of cocktails in batches. This way, you do not only avoid long lines at the bar, but you also avoid confusing your guests with so many cocktail offerings. You can opt for Margaritas which are not only easy to prepare, but also affordable you need not break the bank even if you let your guests drink till the wee hours of the morning. Or you can prepare a large batch of the Lemon Champagne Punch.
The wedding ceremony may be the highlight of the occasion but the fun starts when the cocktail hour opens. This is the time when the bride and groom can finally let their hair loose and enjoy the occasion with family and friends. Incorporate any of these trends when it comes to drinks and cocktail and your wedding will surely be the talk of the town for the next months or more.