Tag: Wedding Reception

Friday Five – Top Tips For Your Wedding Cocktail Hour

10/10/2014 | 1

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The ‘cocktail hour’ as they call it over the pond or the ‘drinks reception’ as we may refer to it in the UK is most definitely up there on my list of favourite parts of a wedding day.


So what makes this stage of the day so significant you might ask? Well, everyone has just enjoyed seeing the happy couple get hitched and after all of the emotion of a ceremony it certainly is nice to enjoy a cheeky beverage or two and begin to relax into the celebratory vibe of the day. Of course as the bride and groom you will be just about ready to start letting your hair down and getting your drink on now too, so the cocktail hour always becomes one of the most laid-back and lovely times of the day.


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Around The World In 16 Cocktails – Destination Wedding Cocktails

10/01/2013 | 1

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Not being ones to shy away from a celebration beverage (or two….okay three….alright, who needs to put a number on it!), and with destination weddings in mind, we thought we would take you on a journey around the world in 16 iconic cocktails. 


Signature wedding cocktails have long been a feature at US weddings, so take inspiration from our American neighbours and personalise a drinks menu for your guests. Here’s a sample of some worldwide cocktails that could also celebrate your destination wedding location, your favourite holiday spots or maybe even places that you’ve lived as a couple.


Discuss your cocktail ideas with your venue and/or caterers to ensure the cocktails of your choice are a possibility and within your budget. The typical ingredients are listed for each cocktail to help you choose your favourite flavours.


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Enjoy the best of British by making it Pimm’s O’Clock at your wedding reception with this fruity favourite.

  • Pimm’s
  • Lemonade
  • Fresh mint
  • Sliced fresh fruit – cucumber, oranges and strawberries

Add a ‘royale’ twist and serve up your Pimm’s with cava or champagne and strawberries in a champagne flute.


Vodka Martini

Add a suave and sophisticated James Bond twist to your cocktail list with 007’s infamous ‘shaken not stirred’ drink of choice.

  • Vodka
  • Dry vermouth
  • Ice
  • Olives for garnish


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