It’s Happy Hour over here!

So, it’s Friday! Not sure where the week went, I swear it should only be Tuesday, but somehow, it’s Friday, and we promised you some signature cocktails for your wedding!

This will be a fun series!

I thought we’d start it off with some spring signature cocktails. Wishing I was sipping one of these on our deck…it looks the best!

First up the Raspberry Lemontini!

This was taken from Centsational Girl.

All images also courtesy of Censational Girl.

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Ingredients you’ll need: cocktail shaker, ice, citron vodka, Triple Sec, large lemons (1 for each drink), 12 oz. raspberries, 1 cup sugar, sugar rimmer, lemon wedges for garnish, lemon juicer, martini glasses.

To make the fresh raspberry juice, rinse your berries and cover them with 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan.  Over medium heat, stir until raspberries are completely dissolved, then using a mesh strainer, separate seeds from juice (scrape bottom of strainer with fork to assist).  Set aside juice to chill (may be prepared in advance).

make fresh raspberry juice

When ready to serve, for each drink combine in a cocktail shaker filled with ice: 2 oz. citron vodka, 1 ½ oz. fresh raspberry juice, 1 lemon fully squeezed with lemon juicer, and 1½ oz. Triple Sec.   Rub a lemon wedge around the rim of a martini glass and dip in sugar to coat the rim.

add sugar to rim

Shake and pour into martini glass and garnish with lemon wedge.  Cheers!

raspberry lemontini cg

These adorable drinks have no link to be found. The pic was on a wedding thread by a bride on the wedding bee. I’d love to give someone credit but am afraid that I can’t.  :(

Since there wasn’t a link to these lovelies… I don’t know what they are! But I LOVE the idea of having the cocktails in the mason jars… with adorable straws. What’s not to love?!

Bees with a VERY small budget. :  wedding budget cheap small Mason Jar Cocktails

Next up: Grapefruit and Mint Mojito!

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Image from the following link: http://www.enchanteddreamweddings.com/blog/cocktail-anyone-signature-wedding-drinks/

To make it:

1/3 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. packed fresh mint leaves
1 ruby red grapefruit
3/4 c. white rum
3 c. ice
1 c. seltzer

Directions
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add mint leaves. Steep for ten minutes then strain through a fine sieve into a small bowl and let cool. Do not reuse the mint leaves.

Remove the zest from the ruby red grapefruit using a vegetable peeler. Place in a large glass and add rum. Cover, let stand for thirty minutes then strain through a fine sieve into a large measuring glass. Discard the zest.

Next up is the Caribbean Breeze

Courtesy of the knot.

1 oz. Caribbean rum

1 oz. homemade grenadine*

1/2 oz. Grand Marnier

1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

Jamaican ginger beer

Thinly sliced lemon wheel, for garnish

How to Make It

Add first 4 ingredients to a tall glass and stir briefly.

Top with ginger beer.

Garnish with lemon wheel.

*Dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1 cup pomegranate juice. Superfine sugar dissolves instantly. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Lastly the Orange You Lovely Cocktail

Taken from Luxurious Wedding Cocktails.

Image of ORANGE YOU LOVELY - Orlando Signature Cocktail

1 1/2 oz Hotel California Reposado Tequila

2 oz Blood Orange Juice
2 oz Prosecco
1/2 oz. Cointreau
3/4 oz Vanilla Simple Syrup

Garnish:
Dress The Drink Crushed Edible Flower|Orange| 24kt Edible Gold Blend
Dress The Drink Orange Fruit Chip Dusted with 24kt Edible Gold

Preparation:
Rim or half rim a martini glass with Dress The Drink Crushed Edible Flower|Orange| 24kt Edible Gold Blend.
Combine cocktail ingredients over ice in a shaker and shake well.
Strain into martini glass and top with 2 oz of Prosecco.
Garnish with Dress The Drink Orange Fruit Chip Dusted with 24kt Edible Gold.

Happy Friday all! Go make your signature cocktail for the evening… and we’ll see you back with some great things next week!

Oh yeah…. be sure to follow our signature cocktail pin board on pinterest.

And for that matter… don’t forget to do these things as well!

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