Something Old, New, & Blue: 3 Signature Cocktail Ideas

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With all the dreamy, romantic wedding wares we’ve been getting in lately, we can’t help but anticipate the approaching wedding season with excitement!  One of our favorite parts of weddings these days — aside from The Dress (duh) — is sipping on the signature cocktails the happy couple has chosen. They’re an awesome way to add yet another pop of personality to an already-super-special soiree!

To inspire you, we whipped up three wedding-ready cocktails in a wedding-perfect theme: something old, something new, and something blue! Get your Pinterest boards ready, ladies and gents…

Something Old: A Classic Old Fashioned

What You Need:
1 1/2 oz. bourbon
2-3 dashes bitters
1 sugar cube
Splash of flat or seltzer water
Slice of orange and cherry (optional)

How To:
Place sugar cube in glass and douse with bitters, and add a splash of water. Muddle until the sugar has dissolved, then fill the glass with ice, and add your bourbon. Garnish with a slice of orange and maraschino cherry if your heart so desires!

Something New: Cucumber-Cantaloupe Fizz

What You Need:
1 oz. melon vodka
1 oz. cucumber vodka
3 oz. sparkling water
Splash of simple syrup
6-8 thin slices of English cucumber
Matchstick-sliced cantaloupe
Spring of mint for garnish (optional)

How To:
Combine all your liquids into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and give it a shimmy ‘n’ a shake. Pour into a cocktail glass over ice. Then, carefully slide your cucumber slices around the outside edges of the glass (we found them to stay better once the drink was already in the glass), and top with cantaloupe to create a captivating, fresh, and delicious cocktail!

Something Blue: Mint-to-Be Blueberry Mojito

What You Need:
2 oz. white rum
3 oz. seltzer water
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1 Tbsp sugar
10-12 fresh mint leaves
Fresh blueberries
Wooden skewer (often found in the BBQ aisle)

How To:
Muddle your mint leaves (reserving a few for garnish), sugar, and 10-12 blueberries in a tall glass. Add ice, lime juice, rum, and seltzer. Then, top your glass with a large cocktail shaker and shake to combine — or, if you prefer, simply stir well. Last, but certainly not least, thread fresh blueberries onto your wooden skewer, tuck a sprig of mint into the top berry, then add to the glass. This is one tasty way to add ‘something blue’ to your big day!

+What’s your favorite signature cocktail?

About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.

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