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Food + Drink:
A Taste for Every Type

August 9, 2013

It’s time to get creative with cocktails. Not every couple wants to present the same old sip at their wedding. We’re here to shake things up a bit and pour something new into the mix- here’s eight drinks that will have guests begging for more beverages throughout the night. 


For The :: Artsy Affair

Sip On The :: Strawberry Basil Fizz  



3 oz Crispin Original or Brut Cider

1.5 oz Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer 

1 oz Light white Rum

1 Large Strawberry Quartered 

2 Wedges of Lime

2 Large Basil Leaves, torn into pieces

1/2 tsp Sugar (plus extra to rim glass)


Using a slice of lime, rim the serving glass and dip into a small dish of  sugar.

In a mixing glass- squeeze and drop the lime slices, add basil, sugar, and   strawberry segments.

Muddle the ingredients together until they are broken up a bit.

Fill a shaker glass with ice, add in the rum & cider, top with a shaker tin.

Give the drink a couple firm shakes and pour into rimmed glass.

Garnish with a little lime, basil, and strawberry.

Cocktail created by Crispin Cider 


For The :: City Soirée 

Sip On The :: Crystal Blue 



1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila

1 dash Aztec Chocolate Bitters

1 barspoon Pepper Jazz 

1/2 oz Lemon Juice 

1/2 oz Caramel Syrup 

1 1/2 oz Blueberry Juice 


Build all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice. Shake.

Strain over fresh ice into into a glass with a dehydrated blueberry rim.

Garnish with mint and blueberry skewer and serve.

Cocktail created by Green City Market Cocktails 


For The :: Wedding Out West 

Sip On The :: Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita 



4 oz Watermelon Juice

4 oz Tequila

1 oz Lime Juice

1 oz Triple Sec

1 tsp Jalapeño Juice

1 Cup Ice

1 tbsp Coarse Salt 

Cocktail created by Two-Tarts 


For The :: Feminine Fête

Sip On The :: Champagne-Pomegranate Punch



1 tsp fresh Pomegranate Arils

4 oz Champagne

1/2 tsp Pomegranate Juice

1 tsp Cassis


Place fresh pomegranate arils into a Champagne flute.

Pour Champagne into flute, add pomegranate juice & cassis.


For The :: Rustic Barn Affair

Sip On The :: Aviation Lemon-Lavender Fizz



2 oz Aviation American Gin

1 1/2 Lavender Simple Syrup

3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Dash of Club Soda

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1 Cup Water

1 1/2 tbsp Dried Lavender Buds


Pour gin, simple syrup, and lemon into a shaker and shake with flair.

Strain into a martini glass.Top with Club Soda.

Garnish with lemon or lavender sprig, and serve.

Cocktail Created by Aviation American Gin


For The :: Bride on the Beach 

Sip On The :: Brazilian Caipirinhi 



1 2/3 oz Cachaca

1/2 Lime, cut into 4 wedges 

2 tsp Crystal or Refined Sugar 


Place lime and sugar into an old-fashioned glass and muddle ingredients together.

Fill glass with crushed ice and add the Cachaca.


 For The :: Wine Aficionado 

Sip On The :: Sangria Flora



1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc or Dry White Wine 

1 Cup St-Germain

2 Fresh Peaches

5-6 Strawberries

6 Fresh Raspberries

1 Bunch of Fresh Grapes


Stir ingredients in a pitcher or carafe. Soak for approximately 15 minutes.

Serve in an ice-filled glass.

Cocktail created by Epicurious 

For The :: Classy Soirée 

Sip On The :: Dirty Martini 



2 1/2 Shots Gin 

1/2 Shot of Brine from Cocktail Olives

1/8 Extra-Dry Vermouth


Shake ingredients with ice in Cocktail Shaker and strain.

Serve chilled.

Cocktail created by The Food Network