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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What Inspires Me: Signature Drinks

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Photography Credit: Michele Ehlers via Hostess with the Mostess

If you and your partner don't have a signature drink there are a few ways to find one.
  • If you're planning a vintage wedding, choose a drink from the period. For example, our wedding pulls heavily from the 1940s/1950s. We could easily choose The Arnaud's Special (found via Serious Eats).
  • If your favorite bar or restaurant has a special drink, recreate it. For example, The Night Marcher at Los Angeles' Tar Pit (found via Chow).
  • If your favorite TV show or movie has a signature drink, use it. For example, True Blood fans can feature a Plasmapolitan, Fangbanger, or other concoction (check out the winners of FMCG's recent cocktail contest). James Bond fans can serve the Vesper Martini.
  • If color is your thing, select a drink that complements your color scheme (via Hostess with the Mostess).
For more ideas and some recipes, check out The Wedding Workroom.

Are you serving Signature Drinks? For budget reasons or because there's a special memory?

Our signature drink found us. Found us you ask? We were planning our playa wedding when we discovered some of our guests were planning on "eating" our other guests (some of the playfulness that a Firefly theme can introduce). Our solution? Borrow an idea from another of our favorite shows - True Blood. We served our guests Fangbangers. An easy to prepare and an easy to serve drink. We simply mixed 2 oz of Kettle One Vodka and 8 oz of Tru Blood Beverage for 100 people with ice and served in a Beverage Cooler.


  1. We asked our favorite bar for the recipe of our favorite drink, and they happily gave it to us! Even though it's a fancy restaurant with signature cocktails. !!

  2. @Verhext That's awesome! Hope your planning is going well. Absolutely love your cottage.


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