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Fancy a Cocktail?

Photo credits (from left): Nicole Hill Gerulat via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Melissa Munding via Green Wedding Shoes

TGIF! It’s been a long week, you’re sitting at your desk thinking there’s a gazillion items on your wedding list you’ve still got to tick off and although it’s only 10am, you’re already dying for that stiff drink. Instead of grabbing for the bottle, why not use this time to conjure up some cocktail recipes that’s fit for your wedding celebrations? Just make sure to speak to the venue about their corkage fees and bar charges because that’s where they can rip you off big time. 

Go for names and concoctions that holds a special meaning to you as a couple – the drink you had on your first date or your regular party drink. You don’t need anything fancy nor do you need to hire a bartender who specialises in molecular creations. Ask the venue to see if a member of their staff can stand behind the cocktail table to serve the guests and act as the pseudo bartender. Oh and if you’re a teetotal, just leave out the booze, although bear in mind that guests will enjoy your wedding a whole lot more if they’ve had a tipple.

Ideas from my own big day adapted from the age old Victorian saying!

“Something Old”
Cape Cod – vodka, cranberry juice, lime (our  regular bar order)

“Something New”
Hongkie Style –  whiskey, lemon tea, mint (a spin of our favourite char chaan teng drink)

“Something Borrowed”
Dark n Stormy – rum, ginger beer (borrowed from our friend who told us this is the best way to drink rum!)

“Something Blue” 
Oasis – gin, blue curacao, tonic, lemon juice (we needed something blue!)