Signature Cocktails

An autumn wedding creates a wonderful palate of flavors; cinnamon, apple, pumpkin, spice, caramel and cider among many others.
Many couples are opting for a few selections of beer and wine and offering a signature drink as opposed to an open bar, this saves money and allows the bride and groom to customize their drinking list.
Fall time opens up endless opportunities for signature cocktails. And Pinterest opens up endless opportunities for just about everything. Using the ever-growing website, I was able to find some unique options for fall time signature cocktails.
When the leaves fall and apples grow it isn’t uncommon to pour a chilled glass of cider, and if you want to enjoy it even more, make it spiked. But to create a unique cocktail, create a spiced cider margarita, which I found on via Pinterest. This drink infuses a fall time favorite with a summer time signature.

The recipe calls for:
5 ounces spiced apple cider (If you can’t find spiced cider, you can always spice your own.)
½ teaspoon lemon juice
.5 ounces Grand Marnier (or Cointreau)
1.5 ounces mescal or gold tequila
For garnish: (optional)
2 tablespoons raw sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cinnamon sticks
Apple slices

Another interesting cocktail I came across was a minty pear mojito. Pinterest linked me to the original website, where I was able to grab the recipe. This drink is a bit more light and refreshing than the apple margarita.

Ingredients (serves 4)
2 cup peeled and chopped pears
¾ cup fresh mint leaves (about 5-7 mint leaves per drink)
3-4 tablespoons agave nectar (You can also use simple syrup instead (equal parts sugar and water, heated on the stovetop)
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
5 ounces good quality white rum or vodka
6 cups club soda
Both these cocktails have hints of autumn to them, while staying original. A couple can create their own signature drink that represents them, which brings creativity to a wedding in a subtle way.
If you want more autumn signature drink ideas follow my drink board on Pinterest!


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