December 12th, 2008DIY Recipes: Holiday Signature Cocktails
Signature cocktails are very trendy and popular in the wedding scene today. Some brides use them to further personalize their wedding day by creating a signature drink that reflects both the bride and the groom and the theme/feel of the wedding itself. Others like to incorporate signature cocktails into their bar when they have opted for a more affordable beer and wine bar, but want to add a little something special as a drink option for their guests.
Since the holidays are fast approaching I thought I’d list a few recipe ideas for holiday signature cocktails for your holiday weddings! Set aside a night with your soon to be hubby to mix up these delicious treats and maybe you’ll choose one for the big day! (Maybe even serve a couple at your holiday gatherings this year!) If you like any of these recipes just give it to your bartender and he/she should be able to recreate it (over and over again!) for your celebrating guests.
- 1 oz. Smirnoff Vodka
- 1 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
- 1 oz. creme de cacao
- 1 oz. Light cream
Garnish: peppermint stick (red and green)
Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with red and green peppermint stick
- 1 1/2 oz Smirnoff cranberry flavored vodka
- 1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz coconut cream
Garnish: maraschino cherries
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with maraschino cherries.
- 1 oz Monin gingerbread syrup
- 2 oz Bacardi Big Apple rum
- 2 oz apple juice
- splash of lemon juice
Place 1/2 cup of simple syrup and 4 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs on separate plates. Dip outside rim of martini glass into simple syrup, then into graham cracker crumbs several times to ensure coverage. Set aside. In a cocktail shaker, combine rum, gingerbread syrup, apple juice and lemon juice. Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into rimmed martini glass. Garnish with red apple slice.
Yum..they sound so delicious! I may have to make a couple this weekend for my fiance and I..just a taste test! Hehee If my wedding wasn’t a summer wedding these would be tempting additions for my big day. These would be best for you winter wedding brides though. Delish!
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