Special occasions demand special foods and drink and a great way to add a unique touch to any event is to create a signature cocktail. These drinks are in high demand at weddings and other social events. They are creative, easy to serve, and budget-friendly.
Creating Signature Cocktails
If you are planning on creating signature cocktails, there are some simple things to keep in mind. The secret to making a great signature cocktail lies in the balance. This balance comes from the ingredients you use and other aspects:
- Consider the Occasion – This is essential because there may be a wider age range in your guests. At others events, where you have invited only friends, guests may be similar to your age and prefer certain types of cocktails.
- Keep Your Guests’ Preferences in Mind – While you want the drink to be interesting, and unique, keep in mind that your guests might have different tastes. This is why it is important to aim for a more universally appealing blend. Give intensely flavored spirits like gin and whiskey a miss and include vodka and rum instead. Know that not all your guests will opt for the signature cocktail, so plan accordingly. It is important that you have some wine and beer options for guests that might want to sip on something else.
- Consider the Season – Include season-specific flavors, garnishes, and colors. For instance, if the celebration is being held in the wintertime, a cranberry martini or something similar might be the right choice. On the other hand, if the event is during summer, choose bright and cheery colors. Floral-inspired cocktails are a hit with cucumber, lavender, and mint garnishing.
- The Surroundings Are Another Aspect to Keep in Mind – Consider the décor and theme at the wedding venue and create a signature cocktail that fits right in.
For a signature wedding cocktail, consider ingredients and elements that will say something about you as a couple. It’s also a good idea to think up a memorable, cute, or fun name for the signature cocktail.
No matter which special occasion you are celebrating, you want all your guests to have a great time. The Flying Horse Ranch is perfect for all occasions, and many couples plan their weddings and other events here. Our property is uniquely located and covers vast areas of open land with stunning Colorado landscape views. For more information, inquire here.