A Colourful Palette to Delight your Palate
If incorporating a story is a little too avant garde or complicated – let’s face it, sometimes just getting the invitations taken care of is work enough – just designing your cocktail menu to complement your colour palette can be a beautiful touch.
Do you have your “something blue”? Try a liberal blend of vodka and Blue Curacao, splashed with cranberry juice, shaken with ice, and garnished with a lime wedge. If you’ve already got your blue covered, not to worry! It’s undeniable that white is always a classic choice for wedding colours, and can easily be employed into the cocktail menu, without compromising flavour – a fact easily proven with the Godiva Chocolate Martini. A beautiful blend of Godiva white chocolate liqueur, Amarula Cream liqueur, and Gosling’s Black Seal rum. To blend, shake over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Its decadence simply must be experienced to be believed.
It’s important to remember, however, that the traditional white wedding isn’t for everyone, and many weddings palettes use bold and bright hues. With strong colour choices to work with, it can be difficult to find a way to implement these choices into drinks, as most mixers tend to either be clear like vodka or rich dark brown like rum. In instances like this, don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavoured and fruity liqueurs. Curaçao, the line of Crème flavours, Schnapps, and others can offer both fun flavours, but beautiful looking beverages.
And there’s always the idea of incorporating your floral choices into your cocktails. A newer trend that’s swept into the wedding industry is floral-infused cocktails. Creating a Sangria Flora is a simple infusion of fresh fruit – peaches, strawberries, raspberries, and white grapes – soaked in dry white wine and elderflower liqueur. Garnished with micro marigolds, it’s an absolutely gorgeous creation incorporating fresh natural ingredients.
Be the Champagne Toast of the Town
Cocktail hour doesn’t have to be the only fancy way to enjoy your brilliant beverage creations. Another detail that is overlooked and tends to stay traditional is the champagne toast. Instead of opting for classic champagne, this is another chance to show your creativity. There are many different ways to class up this already classy drink: from dramatic changes, like adding flavoured liqueurs, to simple garnishes. For a subtle twist on the usual champagne toast, you can add a little extra flair with a Classic Champagne Cocktail – a bubbly take on the Old Fashioned – just place a sugar cube in a chilled champagne flute, add two or three dashes of bitters, fill the glass with champagne, and squeeze a lemon twist on top. Gorgeous!
Creating your wedding’s signature cocktail is an amazing way to tie in the many elements of your design, and with so many flavours and styles, the possibilities are endless!