Good morning y'all! TGIF, right?! It's about time we get the weekend started right with some of our favorite specialty cocktails! We love when our Sweetgrass Social couples include a specialty cocktail that well represents either them as individuals or them as a newly-wed couple. Have you considered including a specialty cocktail in your wedding bar package? If not, we warn you - these recipes may convince you to!
The Sicilian Sour
This cocktail is perfect for a summer wedding - Italian island location optional!
20 ml premium vodka
20 ml limoncello
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Sugar syrup or gomme to taste
A dash of organic egg white (for froth)
Organic edible flowers
Muddle the strawberries, lemon juice, vodka, limoncello and sugar syrup together in a cocktail shaker.
Add the dash of egg white and shake vigorously.
Strain the contents into a chilled martini glass and garnish with some edible pansies or halved strawberries, and voila!
Next up, we have Watermelon Margaritas - a fun spin on this tequila favorite.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
3 wide strips orange zest
12 ounces watermelon cubes (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup white or silver tequila
In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water and orange zest to a boil over high.
Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 3 minutes.
Let syrup cool in a bowl.
In a blender, puree watermelon cubes until smooth.
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on solids, into a pitcher.
Stir in syrup, lime juice and tequila.
Fill salt-rimmed glasses with ice, then pour margarita mixture over top.
Garnish with lime wedges... yum!
The bold Southern man (and woman) love a good Kentucky bourbon. This Bourbon Fizz of the hard liquor is softened up with amaretto, OJ, club soda and a dash of anise-flavored liqueur.
Sugar for coating glass rims
12 ounces bourbon
3 ounces amaretto (almond liqueur)
1/2 ounce pastis (licorice aperitif)
6 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
4 ounces club soda
Moisten rims of 4 Champagne coupes and dip in sugar to coat.
Combine bourbon, amaretto, pastis, and orange juice in a cocktail shaker.
Add ice; shake to chill well.
Strain into glasses; top each with 1 ounce soda.
Lastly, we're doing something a little different with whiskey. The Lavender Whiskey Sour puts a lighter and flowery spin on the classic drink.
2 ounces whiskey
1 tbsp Lavender Sour Syrup
Fresh lavender sprig, for garnish
Fill an 8-ounce glass with ice; pour over whiskey.
Fill with lavender sour syrup; stir to combine.
Garnish with lavender sprig and enjoy!
Not convinced? Let The Knot's Ultimate Signature Cocktail Finder help you!