Top 13 Signature Drinks For A Wedding Made From TequilaWedding Planning Gayatri Guha
A wedding is a momentous event for the couple and their friends and families. And can there be a celebration without food and drinks? Of course not! When you put so much thought into every detail of your wedding then why leave out the bar section. Let’s be honest, the celebration becomes better with drinks and by drinks, we mean alcoholic drinks. Choosing a drink for the wedding is a task and you need to keep a few things in mind like what is new in the drink section. Some people go for a standard drink like a beer or whiskey, then some couples would like to go for some signature cocktails.
Signature Drinks Made From Tequila
Signature drinks are a new trend that modern couples are opting to serve at their wedding. It is colorful and can pair well with the selected theme and for an event like a wedding not only does it look fancy but tastes good too. And what could be more perfect for a fun, joyous wedding than cocktails made with everyone’s favorite party spirit? Tequila! We all pretty much know the history of Tequila and how it came into existence. It is a distilled spirit made from the agave plant that can only be found in certain parts of Mexico. Tequila is known for celebrations and having a fun time. It is an essential ingredient in various famous cocktails and there are many to explore. We are going to take you through drinks based on tequila, that you can incorporate at your wedding.
1. The Dirty Work
The name says it all! It's a simple drink but with a summer zing to it that will make your guests' mood and the vibe of your wedding super happy. A famous mixologist Russell Davis came up with this cocktail which includes Reposado Tequila, lime, pineapple gomme syrup (fancy simple syrup), cardamom tincture, and champagne.
2. Mango Splash
The word mango brings in the summer and vibrant feel, and who doesn't love mangoes, right? To make this happy drink, take a tall glass filled with ice and add Mango liquor, Patron Silver Tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, orange juice, and a splash of club soda. Now shake the drink together and have it with a dish of seafood.
3. Cool as a Cucumber Margarita
A perfect cocktail drink for summer weddings is a drink based on cucumber and tequila. For many, it might be an odd combo, but for those who like to have savory drinks, this is ideal for them. All you need is a blender with no ice, Milagro Silver, Fresh Lime Juice, and a few cucumber slices. After blending it pour the mix into a glass filled with ice and garnish it with grounded sea salt and black pepper.
4. Casa Ginger Mint Paloma
The name has ginger on it, but the drink is based on grapefruit juice and mint. Now mint is another ingredient for a drink that you can never go wrong with. It is refreshing and in a wedding where it is chaos, pomp, and galor almost every minute, a drink with mint will be so refreshing. Take a shaker with ice, and add Casamigos Reposado, grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and muddled mint leaves. Strain the mixture into a highball glass with fresh ice and have it.
5. Oaxaca Old Fashioned
You must be familiar with Old Fashioned but it is based on whiskey. Oaxacan is based on Tequila and boy you will love it. The bitterness of whiskey and tequila differs from each other, and if you replace one drink with another the whole game changes. Here, you need Corralejo Reposado Tequila, VIDA Mezcal, agave nectar, Angostura Bitters and Bittermens. Stir all the liquid together with ice and strain it into a rock glass with large ice cubes.
6. The Marble Queen
Here is another drink that is to die for! And we mean it. Coconut and rum had always been a great blend but how about coconut and tequila! Cool, right? And it is absolutely simple and will be ready in no time. Your guests will love you for this and you might fall in love with this drink. Combine Milagro Tequila, Coco Lopez cream of coconut, and lime juice, and give it a good shake. Now pour the mix into a glass rimmed with spices and salt.
7. Milagro Mexican Martini
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Another refreshing drink for summer weddings would be the Mexican Martini. We all are aware of martinis and the magic this drink can create! For this, you need Milagro Select Reposado, Vermouth Bianco, and orange bitters. After mixing all the ingredients, strain the liquid mix into a chilled cocktail glass with the lemon twist.
8. Manhattan goes Hollywood
Another simple yet famous drink for the wedding bar is the Manhattan but with a twist. This Manhattan is made with tequila, not whiskey. In a mixing glass, add large ice cubes, Casamigos Anejo Tequila, and Orange bitters. Strain the liquid into a rock glass and serve.
9. Something Wicked
Cool name, right! The drink is even cooler and it has a zing to it. This cocktail consists of fruits of summer that go super well with drinks. Start by making the main ingredient of this drink which is the Sangrita. Blend half of a pineapple, a cucumber, blackberries, ancho chilies, lime juice, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and sugar. Adjust sugar according to the sweetness of the fruits and after the mix is ready, you can store this mix for up to 2 weeks. Now to make ‘Something Wicked’, pour the Sangrita mix, lime juice, pineapple juice, and mezcal, into a shaker with ice. After shaking the mixture pour it into a glass rimmed with smoked salt and lime.
10. El Aggressor
Apple juice-based drinks strike different, and El Aggressor is a fancy drink that is usually served in a Champagne glass. All you need is to combine El Tesoro Tequila, lemon juice, fresh apple juice, and simple syrup, into a Champagne glass with a lemon twist.
11. Té Verde Margarita
One of the famous drinks based on Tequila is the Margarita. But this Margarita is not just tequila and lime juice, it has a green tea concoction in it. An odd but unique blend, right? Combine Montelobos Mezcal, Ancho Reyes Verde, a cup of strong green tea, fresh lime juice, a few muddled mint leaves, and simple syrup for a taste. Shake the mixture well and serve it in a cocktail glass with a lime wheel and mint sprig.
12. Smokin' Margarita
Another Margarita that you and your guests will surely enjoy. In a shaker, add Avion Blanco, Buenbicho Mezcal, lime juice and agave nectar. Shake the ingredients together with ice and pour it into a rock glass with fresh ice cubes and rimmed with salt.
13. Smokey Arroyo
A grapefruit-based drink with the smokiness of rosemary is something simple yet different. Shake all the ingredients - Sombra Mezcal, grapefruit juice, lime juice, rosemary simple syrup, and a pinch of salt (as per your taste and preference), and pour it into a rock glass with fresh ice cubes. Garnish it with grapefruit and rosemary sprig and serve.
Tips to Keep in Mind While Making Your Signature Drink
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1. The number of drinks
Try to stick to one or a maximum of two signature drinks. Your guests are here to enjoy and too many drinks options might confuse them. And serving too many options will be a bit chaotic too for the servers. How about both of you and your partner select your favorite drinks and see which drink is served the most. It will be a fun competitive game to see whose choice of drink is winning. Guests will also enjoy and ask them to give a note of why they liked the drink they had. It will be like a fun game and the notes will be a good memory to cherish.
2. Talk to the expert
Even after you make up your mind about the drinks, do talk to a bartender who knows the in and out of drinks menu and had an experience with wedding events. They can tell you the best about the drinks and the pros & cons they may carry while serving at the wedding.
3. Keep it simple
While selecting your drinks, do not think about something out-of-the-box kind of drink. Stick to regular! It won't be stressful and confusing for you both, the servers and even the guests will appreciate it.
When we say keep it simple, it is meant for the ingredients too. Try to choose recipes with few ingredients that will be easy to assemble. And if going for two signature drinks then try to have common ingredients.
If you are confused then how about after selecting the base alcohol, select a drink that matches the color and theme of your wedding. It will look amazing!
Last but not the least, ask the servers to always garnish the drink before placing them in front of the guests. Weddings have become more social, almost everything needs to be posted online and given a hashtag. So how about garnishing the drink to make it look instragrammable and make the guests happy with it.
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Experimenting with drinks is exciting but make sure to get simple and uncomplicated drinks for your wedding. The guests would love to have cocktails but as a host, you and your partner need to be smart and decide according to your budget, taste, and preferences. Tequila will always be a drink that is meant for fun and experimenting with alcohol is a never-ending thing. The above-mentioned drinks are just some of the drinks that will be refreshing, and unique, and we are sure that your guests will enjoy them. The best part is not too many ingredients are involved and it is something that you as a host can also prepare if having an intimate wedding.
Edited & Photos Sourced By: Neha Garg Ahuja