Most of us want to have a wedding that reflects who we are.
Travel lovers might want to bring out their traveling passion and share it with all of their guests on their special day through some worldwide yummy beverages!
Ideally I’m sure you’d rather take all of your friends and family somewhere stunning, nestled in the Amazonian Forest or celebrating your union in a typical Nepalese village surrounded by overpowering mountains, but for most of us, this just simply isn’t an option.
So, here is a suggestion of how to bring that taste of travel and adventure to your wedding – an incredible journey through colorful, exotic cocktails!
Start the afternoon in sunny France with a Kir Royale
As your guests will be sober at this point, it may be better to give them this refined and classy harmony of crème de cassis (French Blackcurrant liqueur) topped with French champagne before they get too out of control!
The modern Crème de Cassis is a French liqueur which became famous in 1841 within the region of Dijon and was mostly produced by Monks.
The blackcurrant trees were planted at the extremities of the Burgundy vineyards of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, which as we all know are renowned wine names.
This will sure get the wedding reception off to a good start!
A Long Island Iced Tea to slurp up the speeches!
Fly to the States to get a punchy long Island Iced Tea, an explosive refreshing drink to prepare you for the big night ahead!
This cocktail is so easy to make…
In a shaker with some crushed ice, mix equal parts (15 ml) of Vodka, Gin, Rum, Orange liqueur (wow that’s a lot of alcohol) fresh lemon juice and orange juice. Add a tablespoon of sugar syrup, a dash of coke and a lemon wedge to garnish.
Hit the dance floor in Brazil with Extravaganza Raspberry Caipirinha
Because you know that your wedding will most likely turn into a massive carnival anyway, you might as well have one of these fabulous Brazilian beverages while dancing to the wild rhythm.
Based on the traditional Caipirinha, this reddish concoction is an absolute delight. The fresh raspberries replace the limes which are muddled with a dash of lime and 2 table spoons of fine sugar.
Add some crushed ice in a shaker, pour 2oz of cachaça and start shaking.
Mingle whilst sipping an Indian Mango Lassi Cocktail
The last stop of the world tour of wedding cocktails is in India for a traditional luscious Mango Lassi Cocktail. This blended cocktail is a creamy delight delivered straight from the Orient combining the sensuality of yogurt and the sweetness of mangoes.
To make, simply get a blender and fill with crushed ice, add 1 cup of mango pulp, 2 cups of yogurt, 1 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons of superfine sugar and salt. Mix all ingredients and add some cardamom for a spicy taste! Perfect for those non-alcoholic drinkers!
For an alcoholic version, add some fresh diced mangoes (1 oz), vodka, (1 and ½ oz), fresh lemon juice (1 oz) and top it up with soda water (2 oz), blend until frothy. Garnish with a lovely fan of mango slices!
So there you have it, my world tour of cocktails, by the end of the night I’m sure we would all be fed up of travelling!
Any cocktail suggestions for the morning after? Bloody Marys everyone?
Elise Lévêque loves organizing dinner parties and wedding receptions as she is always full of sparkling ideas! She writes for Wedding and Party Store who offer a range of wedding supplies and party supplies to make those days extra special!