Thursday, February 24, 2011

Party Ideas: Signature drink ideas by color

I absolutely love the idea of featuring a signature at any event you throw - whether it's a wedding, corporate party, birthday party, anniversary, baptism, bridal shower or just a random get-together.  Signature drinks don't need to include alcohol, it all depends upon what type of event you're having.  For instance, some may find it inappropriate to serve an alcoholic signature drink during a Baptism reception, while others might find it perfectly acceptable.

The best part of a signature drink is that you can customize the name anytime you want because most people won't know what it is anyway.  If you're looking to have your own "couture" drink for your event, get together with a bartender who's well versed in what ingredients mix well together for the yummiest concoction.  Below you will find a list of drinks by color that have been tried and tested as de-lish!

Purple: Purple Flirt

1  1/2  shots vodka
3/4 shot sambuca
2 shots cranberry juice

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled martini glass

Pink: UV Pink Flamingo

2 parts UV Lemonade vodka
1 part cranberry juice
Splash of triple sec

SHAKE with ice and strain into a martini glass

Blue: Blue Raspberry Martini

2 ounces vodka
2 ounces raspberry liquor
twist of Curacao

SHAKE with ice and strain into martini glass

Red:  Strawberry Sucker

1 ounce vodka
2 ounces strawberry schnapps
club soda
1 strawberry, halved

FILL a tall highball glass with ice cubes.  Add vodka and schnapps and top with club soda. Garnish with strawberry.

Green: Apple Green Martini

1  1/2 ounces of vodka
1 ounce green apple schnapps

SHAKE with ice and strain into a martini glass

Yellow: Yellow Cab

2  1/2 ounces vanilla cognac
4 ounces fresh pineapple puree
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
Splash of coconut milk

SHAKE with ice and strain into chilled martini glass

Orange: Orange Push Up

1  1/2 ounces Captain Morgan original spiced rum
1/2 ounce grenadine
4 ounces orange juice
1 splash sweet and sour mix

BLEND ingredients with 1/2 scoop of ice and serve in a hurricane glass.

Have you offered a signature drink at any of your events or weddings?  What did you name them?  What recipe did you follow?

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