Wedding season has hit team Arbutus with a bang and we are in full swing and loving it. This week's blog is all about drinks at your wedding, after all, they are as important as the food. If you select well, your drinks should compliment the food served, and make for a stylish and memorable wedding.
Wedding Reception Drinks
There are three main drinks at any wedding: the first reception drink, which is often Champagne and usually served with small canapés; the drink used to toast the happy couple, which is usually Champagne or a sparkling wine, and the wines to accompany the wedding breakfast and reception.
When it comes to the all-important toasting of the bride and groom, producing a true bottle of Champagne will certainly leave a lasting impression on your guests. There are different styles of Champagne: ranging from Brut, which is very dry, to Demi-Sec, which has a sweeter taste, and vintage labels, made from grapes of one specific year. There are other options of course, and many sparkling wines are an excellent alternative and are also easier on the budget.
Serve your guests Champagne cocktails, or the more common Bucks Fizz which is made from Champagne and orange juice. A warm mulled wine is the perfect answer to a winter wedding.
For something different go for a funky cocktail like the refreshing rum-based lemon and mint tasting Mojito or create your own signature cocktail for your wedding using your favourite drinks mixed with your fiance’s favourites. You could experiment with a few favourite tastes and give it a name to remember – your guests will love trying something you’ve created!