Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Spring Signature Wedding Cocktail Ideas

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If you're like me, your favorite temperature is the kind that's not too hot, not too cold -- like that story about those bears who eat oatmeal. Well spring is here and, depending on where you live, said temperatures have arrived. It's a great time to have a wedding too. In hot weather, wearing a tux is like hot terrible punishment ... unless you're looking to sweat off a few pounds. In frigid weather, you gotta wear long john's under your dress pants, a heavy jacket, maybe a hat or two, a couple pairs of socks, who knows. Then, if the couple wants to marry outside, you have to stand (or sit) and watch as your teeth chatter and your shivers go from a mild shake to all-out convulsions.

Good for you for choosing spring, the perfect weather to have a wedding! Spring is also my favorite time of year to drink ... because you can start doing it outside again. Spring also has the best seasonal cocktails and beers too. So without further ado, I'd like to provide you with a couple delicious spring cocktail ideas.

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Spring Signature Wedding Cocktail Ideas

Moscow Mule (from Dry Fly Distilling)

For some reason, the Moscow (and Kentucky) mule has blown up recently. Personally, I don't know what the heck took so long! It's freshness and deliciousness is undeniable. I put this one first for a reason -- I'm obsessed with it. It's so good in fact that I've dreamed of filling a thermos with it and sipping on it all day. If you're a vodka fan, go for the Moscow; if you're a bourbon fanatic (like me) then try the Kentucky. Here's how ya dooz it:
  • 4 ounces ginger beer (whose name seems like a misnomer; it's is actually non-alcoholic, like root beer)
  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • 1/6 ounce lime juice
Fill one of those awesome silly little copper mugs or a highball glass. Pour in vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. Stir gently.

Strawberry Basil Margarita (from Creative Culinary)

If you're one of those people who read the Moscow Mule recipe and was like, "Oh goodness golly gosh ... oh my WORD ... oh boy ... but ginger is so SPICY!" ... you might prefer the strawberry basil margarita. You can get fresh with some seasonal fruit. You're just in time for strawberries. Basil too. Well, technically basil is a summer herb, but it's so easy to grow yourself any season (we're actually growing it with this kit) I'm gonna go ahead and just say it's in season. Here's how it's done:
  • 8 strawberries
  • 3 basil leaves
  • .5 ounce simple syrup
  • .5 tablespoon lime juice
  • .5 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1.5 Reposado tequila (you know, the one that isn't clear but isn't dark brown either)
  • .5 oz orange liqueur
Salt the rim of your glass. Muddle the strawberries, basil, simple syrup, lime juice and lemon juice in glasses. Fill with ice. In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, shake the tequila and liqueur. Pour into the glass.

Rum Punch (from Food Network)

Rounding out the list is a classic refresher. I mean, come on, ya gotta have rum. If you don't, people will probably leave your wedding. Okay, no, they won't. But, for me, rum conjures up images of islands, beaches, and just ultimate relaxation. It's also my other favorite liquor, taking a close second to bourbon. So rum punch is a perfect spring wedding cocktail. Here's how you make it:
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 2 ounces grenadine syrup
  • 2 ounces Jamaican white rum
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces orange juice
Pour everything into a punch bowl. Let it sit in the fridge for one hour before serving.

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  1. Absolutely love these recipes! We have a family reunion coming up and I'm saving this list!!

  2. I love a good margarita! Is the basil pretty subdued? The moscow mules are also my favorite, but rum is my nemesis lol. Thanks for the recipes!

  3. We didn't have a signature cocktail at our wedding, but it would have been a fun idea! These are some good options, thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!