Our Picks: Top Signature Cocktails of 2018 | Colorado Wedding Planner

Drinks!

 

 

We know the dilemma. You have to host a bar for 150 of your closest friends and family and are searching for that perfect signature cocktail to wow them. How do you please everybody? We understand it can be overwhelming trying to find the right recipes to offer! We've pulled together a short list of our top 3 signature drinks recipes of the season and a couple tips and tricks to make the bar planning easier on you too. 

 

Check them out here: 

Vodka Lavender Lemonade

 Vodka Lavender Lemonade - View the recipe  here . Photo by  Melissa Valladares.   This refreshing cocktail is a perfect offering for a spring or summer wedding and is very versatile. Switch out the lavender for any of your other favorite fruit flavors to best fit your personal tastes!           

Vodka Lavender Lemonade - View the recipe here. Photo by Melissa Valladares.

This refreshing cocktail is a perfect offering for a spring or summer wedding and is very versatile. Switch out the lavender for any of your other favorite fruit flavors to best fit your personal tastes!  

 

 

 

Tip #1: Choose recipes that don't require a TON of speciality ingredients: That's right. The fancy cocktail that has a laundry list of 28 different ingredients is going to be a tricky one to recreate for your guest list. We recommend choosing classic cocktails that are delicious and easy to make! 

 

 

 

Last of the Oaxacans

 Last of the Oaxacans recipe can be found  here . Photo by Nick Carauna   If you've not tried mezcal before, we seriously recommend giving this cocktail a try. Though mezcal is a close cousin of tequila, they offer entirely different flavor profiles. 

Last of the Oaxacans recipe can be found here. Photo by Nick Carauna 

If you've not tried mezcal before, we seriously recommend giving this cocktail a try. Though mezcal is a close cousin of tequila, they offer entirely different flavor profiles. 

 

 

 

 

Tip # 2: Choose spirits that are versatile: If you choose a vodka or whiskey to use in your signature cocktails, you can offer additional mixers behind the bar for those looking for the standards like a whiskey + coke or a vodka + tonic. 

 

 

Aperol Spritz

 Photo and recipe by  Kitchen Swagger.    There is no denying that the classic cocktail, the Aperol Spritz, has been making a huge comeback this season. We've seen it popping up on wedding day bar menus and are loving the reemergence of this classic drink.    

Photo and recipe by Kitchen Swagger. 

There is no denying that the classic cocktail, the Aperol Spritz, has been making a huge comeback this season. We've seen it popping up on wedding day bar menus and are loving the reemergence of this classic drink. 

 

Tip # 3: Pick something that YOU want to drink. We cannot stress this enough. It is easy to get caught up in the planning details and take advice from everyone else. If you are a fan of that IPA but worried your out of town guests won't drink it, offer a variety of bottled or canned beers instead of kegs so there is something available to suit everyone's tastes-- including yours! 

 

We'd love to hear your thoughts! What are your favorite drink recipes of the season?