Creating a Signature Wedding Cocktail

Creating a Signature Wedding Cocktail

The best weddings are intimate, personal affairs. Your wedding should reflect your own unique style. Your guests are coming to celebrate you and your love; they want to see who you are.

There are many different ways to infuse your big day with bright nuggets of your personality. Have the band play your favorite song, choose your favorite colors, or select the perfect cake theme. These are just a few of the ways you can make your wedding your own.

One often-overlooked way to add a personal touch to your reception is by providing your guests with a signature cocktail. Show your guests a little bit more about yourself by crafting a delicious cocktail. If you’re wondering how to make a signature drink for a wedding, look no further.

One of the best things about adding a signature cocktail is the customizability. You can do almost anything you want. Draw inspiration from your childhood, pick your favorite song or movie, or simply combine your favorite colors and flavors.

Don’t miss the opportunity to wow your guests. Your signature wedding cocktail is just one more chance for you to leave a lasting impression. Make your wedding as memorable as you can.

At Adagio DJay Entertainment, we know how to make an impact on your big day. Let us help you make sure your wedding into a day to remember. 

Speaking of a day to remember, let’s talk about memorable cocktails. Here we have a few tips and tricks you can utilize to create the perfect signature drink for your reception.

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Keep It Seasonal

Seasonality and sustainability are always trendy; for a good reason! It is eternally a good idea to choose the freshest and most readily available ingredients.

Seasonal dishes and cocktails are much more palatable for your guests. You wouldn’t want to serve a warm and spicy drink during the hotter days of the summer months. You might not want a bright and refreshing citrus signature for the colder months of winter.

Here are a few examples of seasonal cocktails to get your creative juices flowing.

The possibilities are endless. Ask your caterer to help you make your signature cocktail, he or she should have loads of exciting ideas.

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Use Your Wedding Colors

This tip comes with a caveat; use your wedding colors, within reason! We know you love your wedding colors. After all, you chose them.

But as with everything on this list, use your wedding color palette as a suggestion, not a rule. Don’t limit yourself to flavors or liquors that are in your color wheelhouse. There is a multitude of ways you can incorporate your wedding color into your drink.

You do not have to make the primary color of your signature cocktail match your wedding colors. Consider incorporating your color into a garnish. Add a pop of color to accentuate your theme.

You could also add a touch of color in the form of a stir stick, flag, or other non-edible addition. 

Put Your Own Spin on a Classic

Familiarity breeds comfort. It can be quite tempting to invent an elaborate signature drink designed to wow and impress your guests. There is nothing wrong with that, but don’t forget that the most critical criteria of your signature cocktail are that it tastes good.

Avoid the temptation to sacrifice substance to style. No one will care how inventive and unique your signature cocktail is if it isn’t appetizing.

Sometimes, simple and classic is the best way to go. Take your favorite cocktail and add a unique twist. Infuse your personality in a traditional drink, along with a complimentary and surprising flavor. 

Keep it simple, and your guests will thank you.

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Give It a Fun and Flirty Name

If you do decide to take our advice and go for a slightly spiced up classic, you can ramp up the creativity with a crazy name. Let your creative juices flow and make this cocktail your own. 

Plus, in this age of social media, you should always be mindful of the hashtag-ability of all the elements of your wedding. 

Incorporate your and your fianceè’s names. Bring in bits of your story to make it unique. Try to add the name of your favorite song, date spot, or the place you got engaged. Give your guests one more glimpse into your lives and story. 

Plus, it’s always good to give your guests one more avenue for small talk as they wait in line for their drinks.

Go With His and Hers

As any couple will tell you, compromise is essential to any successful couple. Any married couple will tell you that compromise is a huge part of married life. Thankfully, your wedding signature cocktail doesn’t have to be one of them.

Split the difference, and each choose your own. You and your fiance can each have your own way and your own say. Pick your favorites and spread the love.

On the practical side, by offering two signature cocktails, you will help the line for the bar move more swiftly. Instead of everyone waiting for one cocktail, form two separate lines, one for each cocktail.

Keep in mind that simplicity works in your favor here too. If your cocktail has 11 steps and 13 garnishes, your bar line will stay long and frustrating throughout the whole event. Keep it fun and straightforward, and your bartenders and guests will be happy.

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Don’t forget; it is your day!

Above all else, remember this is your day. All of the tips and tricks we listed above should be considered more guidelines than rules. 

This is your big, special day. If you have one factor set in your head, one element that will make your day truly special, make sure to incorporate it into your wedding. The chances are that one thing won’t make or break your day, but you don’t want to be full of regrets.

When you are ready to plan your special day, contact us. At Adagio, your special day is special to us.

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