Themed cocktails have become the latest, hottest thing at wedding receptionsâ€”a must-have item on today’s wedding planner checklist.
Instead of facing the usual bull rush to the bar, arriving guests may be greeted by servers toting trays of pre-selected themed cocktails chosen for their special significance to the bride and groom. And it goes way beyond the bride’s color scheme, according to a story by Jonathan Miles in the New York Times.
If a cross-cultural couple is tying the knot, he writes, expect to see ingredients from both cultures mixed into the concoction. If there’s a geographic backstory, you might be served something like an Alabama Slammer, chosen by a couple relocating to that state. Today’s newlyweds want to make a personal statement, even with the libations being served.
â€˜The whole mixology trend has definitely transferred to bridal,â€™ says Xochitl Gonzalez, a New York City wedding planner quoted in Miles’ article.
Some cite the economic downturn as one reason for the trend. A signature cocktail is certainly a less expensive alternative to an open bar.
So, what are you to think if you arrive at the reception and get served a â€˜Fuzzy Navelâ€™? Or a cocktail called â€˜Sex on the Beachâ€™?
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