So far there has been much waffling on the subject of alcohol. Late last summer, at the very early stages of planning, my father suggested a beer and wine only reception. This surprised us as it is well known that my father LOVES bourbon. Our initial thoughts were that we would upset our guests if we only offered beer and wine. Well over the past (almost) year, after getting feedback from friends, looking at the budget, etc. I decided that beer and wine only was probably a pretty good idea. However, the future mister was still opposed. So I suggested maybe doing a full bar during cocktail hour and then beer and wine only during dinner/dancing. Unfortunately, that option still concerned me regarding the budget so I later suggested a limited bar during cocktail hour (rum, vodka, bourbon - my dad's favorite, scotch - his dad's favorite, gin - his favorite and mixers). Again, I was still unsure of this option. Wellll, this past Sunday I think we both (finally) agreed on a solution!
Enter signature drinks.
Sunday evening we were sitting around watching LOST and the future mister made himself a gin and tonic. We had one lime left over from vacation but he wasn't going to use the whole thing himself, so I decided to make myself a drink too. We don't usually have the mixers for mixed drinks, but vacation with my parents sent us home with ginger ale and pomegranate-cranberry juice. Take a look at my creation:
Squeeze of 1 lime slice
Yum! I'm usually a mojito girl (or pinot noir), but this was surprisingly refreshing. And definitely less complex than a mojito to make.
So my final suggestion - wine and beer plus two signature cocktails (my crazy creation and gin and tonics). Surprisingly the future mister was totally on board with this idea! (Although he is still worried that his father will want scotch - and to that I say that's what flasks are for!)
Now here's where I need your help. If we end up having these signature drinks, what should I name them? I'd love something catchy and wedding related. Please help!