Looking for the perfect cocktail to serve your guest’s on your big day? Look no further. Here you will find not only a brief history and definition of the cocktail itself but some of the hottest drink ideas for this spring.
The official definition of a Cocktail is “An alcoholic mixed drink that contains two or more ingredients – at least one of the ingredients must be a spirit.” That’s a broad definition, but corresponds with our referring to any mixed drink as a Cocktail. The earliest known definition and mention of the cocktail was May 6, 1806, and the publication was “The Balance, and Columbian Repository”. It stated that a “Cocktail is stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters…” One of the first modern cocktails to be recognized is the Martini. The martini can be traced back to an 1862 recipe for the Martinez. “Professor” Jerry Thomas tended the bar of the old Occidental Hotel in San Francisco and reputedly made the drink for a gold miner on his way to the town of Martinez.
Martini’s can be a great cocktail to serve, just be sure there are options available to your guests. If you have sweet teeth go all out with a Chocolate Mint Martini. You may want to try something exotic like a Coconut Pineapple Martini or if you’re really feeling bold opt for the new Japanese martini, the Saketini. Your guest’s will thank you later.
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue! Every woman needs that special something blue to ensure the day goes perfectly. How about share it with everyone! Blue Curacao makes it easy to share the day with friends and family by serving them a wide range of blue cocktails perfect for celebrating the newlyweds.
The Kiwi Mango Mint is light and refreshing, making it perfect for your spring shindig. Everyone will enjoy sipping this delicate drink that is overflowing with simple flavors; this will enliven your reception and make it memorable for everyone. Feeling Fruity? You’re going to love the SunBeam. With ruby red vodka, honey and grapefruit you cannot go wrong.
You can never go wrong with the classics. Gin and Tonics, Tom Collins, Sidecar, Waldorf, a Whiskey Sour, Mint Julep, Hurricane, Long Island Iced Tea (Hint: Don’t use Lipton for this mix!) or a Bloody Mary you never can go wrong !They have stood the test of time, they are a lot of our favorite’s and they aren’t going anywhere.
Love the drinks but think you’re not quite the drink connoisseur? No problem, learning how to properly mix drinks is a great and simple skill to learn. All it takes is a little time and you will be naming your own signature drink. Check out the detailed guide here to learn the basics and more advanced skills.