Signature Cocktails

One of the really fun details to add to your wedding, is to have a signature cocktail or two. One of your favorites and one of your soon-to-be-spouse’s favorites.

Your signature cocktail can help set the tone of your wedding just like the decor, food & music.

When figuring out what your signature cocktail should be, we always take the venue and the color scheme into consideration. You can also decide on your flavors based on the season, or just based on something you like! You can be a little wacky or more simple. That all being said, having a signature cocktail or two really puts a special touch of you & your fiancé.

Here are some of our favorite signature cocktails our couples have chosen in the past.

 Photography:  Ana & Jerome  / Venue:  Flora Farms   Farmarita: Our farm fresh take on the classic made with heirloom carrot juice & reposed tequila

Photography: Ana & Jerome / Venue: Flora Farms

Farmarita: Our farm fresh take on the classic made with heirloom carrot juice & reposed tequila

 Photography:  Ana & Jerome  / Venue:  Flora Farms   Farm Julep: Refreshing watermelon water with basil, mint, and light Bacardi Rum

Photography: Ana & Jerome / Venue: Flora Farms

Farm Julep: Refreshing watermelon water with basil, mint, and light Bacardi Rum

 Photography:  Acre Baja  / Venue:  Acre Baja   Reina de la Baja: Aperol, orange, lime, sparkling wine & damiana tincture

Photography: Acre Baja / Venue: Acre Baja

Reina de la Baja: Aperol, orange, lime, sparkling wine & damiana tincture

 Photography:  Acre Baja  / Venue:  Acre Baja

Photography: Acre Baja / Venue: Acre Baja

 Photography:  Acre Baja  / Venue:  Acre Baja   Hummingbird: Vodka, St. Germain, citrus blend, Kaffir syrup, passionfruit

Photography: Acre Baja / Venue: Acre Baja

Hummingbird: Vodka, St. Germain, citrus blend, Kaffir syrup, passionfruit

These are just some of the signature cocktails offered at a couple of our venues to give you some ideas!

Below are a couple similar recipes as well as a couple that are pretty creative!

Happy Tasting.

 Photography: Vivid Occasions  Venue: Dalton Gin Bar

Photography: Vivid Occasions

Venue: Dalton Gin Bar

THE QUINTESSENTIAL APERITIF

(Similar to Reina de la Baja)

Start by adding ice into the glass then pour in the Prosecco, the Aperol and add a splash of soda, top with a slice of orange. This serving avoids the Aperol settling at the bottom.

Preparation Time: 5 min

  • FILL A WINE GLASS WITH ICE

  • COMBINE PROSECCO DOC FOLLOWED BY APEROL IN EQUAL PARTS

  • ADD A DASH OF SODA

  • GARNISH WITH AN ORANGE SLICE

(For this to be more alike the Reina de la Baja from Acre, add some lime and some Damiana)

Carrot Margarita Recipe (Similar to Farmarita)

  • 4 ounces fresh carrot juice

  • 2 ounces Jalapeño Tequila (we used Tanteo)

  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier

  • 1 ounce fresh juice from a lime

  • 1/2 ounce fresh juice from an orange

Directions
If you have a juicer at home, make fresh carrot juice. If not, you can buy fresh-squeezed carrot juice from Whole Foods or a local grocery store.
Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until combined.
Salt the rim of a glass and add one large ice cube.
Strain the cocktail over the ice. Serve with lime if you desire.

 Photography:  Sugar & Charm

Photography: Sugar & Charm

The Boulevardier

Ingredients:

HOW TO MAKE THE BOULEVARDIER COCKTAIL

Add all the ingredients to a rocks glass filled with ice and stir to combine. Garnish with an orange twist. To serve the drink up, add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry or an orange twist.

 Photography:  Serious Eats

Photography: Serious Eats

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Lavender Martini

1 ounce vodka

  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ ounce lavender syrup recipe follows

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds

Instructions

  1. To a cocktail shaker filled with ice add vodka, lemon juice and lavender syrup; shake well.

  2. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon slice.

  3. For Lavender syrup: Bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.

  4. Remove from heat, add lavender buds and allow to infuse for 20 minutes.

  5. Strain, allow to cool completely and use to make cocktails, lemonade and mocktails.

Gabriela Cobian