We’ve seen lots of candy bars at weddings lately not least because we all have a sweet tooth (to a certain degree). Since it’s the winter season and Christmas is coming up in 7 days, how about changing it up by having a festive bar serving mulled wine, apple cinnamon cider and hot chocolate (with custom toppings and liquors) to keep the guests warm and merry? Your big day just got a whole lot better.
1. Set up a station/bar area (1-2 medium length rectangular tables) for where the drinks will be served during cocktail hour.
2. Prepare the drinks in advance and keep them in pots or warmers for self-service or if your venue accommodates, get one of their staff to be the bar man/lady.
3. Print out the signage for the respective winter drinks. Not only do they tell your guests what’s bubbling in the pots, they also make for great photo ops.
Mulled Wine Recipe by Jamie Oliver. If you’re short on time, buy ready-made mulled wine spice sachets from City’super or Great and infuse it in your favourite red wine. Use cinnamon sticks as stirrers.
Apple Cinnamon Cider Recipe on All Recipes. If you want to wow your guests, cut and hollow out apples for serving the warm cinnamon cider in your fruity cups.
Hot Chocolate Recipes by Martha Stewart. Allow your guests to customise their own hot cuppa by providing some extras such as marshmallows, whipped cream, flavoured syrup, candy cane stirrers and dark chocolate shavings. The kids will love it! And for the adults, let them add in a few dashes of rum for that extra warmth.