It’s the first Wednesday of the month and of course it was a slight challenge to find cocktails for our Wine Wednesday that would be tasty as well as have the ability to bring it up a notch (read: bring in the alcohol) if you wanted to. I happened to find a NY based company called Couture Cocktail Concepts. They will help couples put together a cocktail program that fits your personality and theme for your wedding (or other swanky party you want to have). Using only premium brands they can whip up a drink faster than you can say “Hit Me”.
4 oz. White Grape Juice
1 oz. Rose’s Lime Juice
Combine the White Grape Juice and lime juice together and shake. Strain into a champagne glass and top with the cider. This is fun to garnish with en edible flower.
To make the alcoholic version, you can add 2 ounces of Ciroc Vodka (distilled from grapes) and ½ oz of triple sec. Nix the cider and shake the rest of it into a martini glass.
2 oz. Whole Milk or Cream
1 oz. Strawberry Puree
½ oz. Grenadine
1 Dash Vanilla Extract
Combine and shake into a martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.
To make the alcoholic version, you can add 2 ounces of white rum and a ½ ounce of Crème de Cacao.
Cherry Fix (this is for the guys and no it’s not non-alcoholic sorry)
2 oz. Makers Mark Bourbon
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
3 Dashes Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass and stir. Garnish with a whole cherry and a lemon twist.
I agree that there should be a themed cocktail that invokes good memories and fun times. After all, this is your wedding and it’s all about good fun, good friends and of course good cocktails.